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Future physicians hear transgender patients’ perspectives

Upstate medical student Jordana Gilman envisions the day when patients in physicians’ waiting rooms see these categories on the intake form: Your Gender Identity and Your Preferred Pronoun. Gestures like that, Jordana said, will send a message to transgender patients: … Continue reading

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‘A lot of firsts’ for this first-year medical student

Ogochukwu “Ogie” Ezeoke’s first year as a medical student at Upstate has brought with it many new experiences. “There have been a lot of firsts,” Ogie said. “It’s exciting, it’s stressful, and there’s lots to do. It’s manageable, if I … Continue reading

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Medical student gains valuable insights on visit to Mongolia

Upstate medical student Anudariya Dean went on a fact-finding mission to Mongolia last summer, hoping to learn more about health care in her homeland. “I was so comfortable here (in the U.S.) after almost 10 years that I became uninformed … Continue reading

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A glimpse at ’rounding’ with a third-year medical student

Rosemarie Mastropolo probably will choose pediatrics as a career, but like all other third-year medical students at Upstate, she’s sampling different specialties during weeks-long clerkships in clinical settings. It’s very different from her undergraduate days at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in … Continue reading

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A typical (long) day in the life of a third-year medical student

HeeRak Kang is one of about 60 “non-traditional” medical students who didn’t come to Upstate Medical University right out of college, but instead spent several years in the workforce or pursuing other studies. HeeRak is 32, married with two children, … Continue reading

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