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Diverse backgrounds common in Upstate’s PA program

The 34 students in Upstate’s Class of 2014 Physician Assistant program come from such diverse backgrounds, it’s hard to say who’s a “traditional” or “non-traditional” student. Their resumes include: Army medic, nurse, figure skating coach, physician, medical technologist, surgical technician, … Continue reading

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Fast pace, full days suit Upstate College of Nursing student

The pace of an emergency room is a good match for Star Bumbanac’s energy level. Star  is one of two patient service managers in the Emergency Department at Upstate University Hospital. “Everything comes to our door,” she said. Star’s office … Continue reading

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Upstate nursing student found the career she loves

Nursing wasn’t always at the top of Stephanie Jarvis’ list of career options. After graduating from Cicero-North Syracuse High School, Stephanie enrolled at Onondaga Community College to study criminal justice. From there she went to LeMoyne College for a sociology … Continue reading

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Sisters in Med Tech program part of Upstate’s JCC pipeline

Sisters Megan and Madalynn Zocco are among many SUNY Upstate students who have come to Upstate via Jefferson Community College in Watertown. Megan, 23, and Madalynn, 21, are in the Medical Technology program and on track to graduate in 2012. … Continue reading

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