Category Archives: doctoral program

Wait was worth it for this graduating Upstate medical student

Fourth-year Upstate medical student Khalia Grant paused for a moment before responding to a question about her undergraduate years at Smith College in Massachusetts. “It was so long ago,” she said Friday afternoon, smiling and still enjoying Match Day festivities … Continue reading

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‘Match Day’ comes early for three Upstate med students

Even though the official national “Match Day” for fourth-year medical students is two weeks away, three Upstate students already know where they’re going for their medical residencies in ophthalmology. Tradition dictates that medical residency matches in ophthalmology are finalized earlier … Continue reading

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Third-year med student wins Sarah Loguen Fraser Scholarship

Third-year medical student Krista Tookhan has been awarded Upstate’s Sarah Loguen Fraser Scholarship, named in honor of the pioneering physician who was the first African-American woman to graduate — in 1876 — from what later became Upstate’s College of Medicine. … Continue reading

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‘MEDS’ program draws city high school students to Upstate

The Latino Medical Student Association at Upstate has launched a program for high school students in the City of Syracuse who are interested in health care careers. “MEDS” – Medical Education for Diverse Students – has been offered on two … Continue reading

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Upstate MD/PhD student elected to national medical board

Upstate MD/PhD student Sam Mackenzie has been elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees, a first for Upstate in the 30 years students have held an AMA trustee seat. With representatives from the nation’s medical schools voting, Sam outpolled … Continue reading

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