Author Archives: Jim McKeever

Lessons from Rural Medicine: It’s all about the relationship

Before she saw her first patient at TriValley Family Practice in Canastota in January, Rural Medical scholar Cynthia Jackson looked at the Post-it note given to her by her preceptor, Harry Capone, MD. It read: RTR. Relationship. Task. Relationship. “He … Continue reading

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A two-minute window to prove ‘all the little things do matter’

It was 6:58 p.m. on a Saturday and Upstate medical student James Osei-Sarpong Jr. was getting ready to call it a day. He was finishing his shift as a circulation desk assistant in the Family Resource Center on the 12th … Continue reading

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Future physicians’ parting gift to Syracuse: ‘Feed the City’

Two students who will graduate from Upstate’s College of Medicine this month are doing their best to “feed the city” before they leave for their medical residencies in Hershey, Pa. Matt and Leesha Helm – who married April 2, two … Continue reading

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MPH student’s Rahma Health Clinic hosts fair May 14

The driving force behind the Rahma Health Clinic’s May 14 Health and Wellness Fair is a student in Upstate’s Master of Public Health graduate program – Mustafa Awayda, MD, the clinic’s medical director and a physician at the Syracuse VA. … Continue reading

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Medical students shine in Dearing writing competition

Four Upstate medical students were honored for their creative talents in the 30th Annual Dearing Writing Awards sponsored by the Center for Bioethics and Humanities. Kaitlin Kyi took top poetry honors for “Kind of a Bummer.” Second place went to … Continue reading

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