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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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Two Upstate students selected for public health symposium

For the second straight year, two Upstate students have been selected for the prestigious Paul Ambrose Scholars Program. Medical student Simone Arvisais-Anhalt and Master of Public Health student Kyle Plante were among 40 student-scholars from around the country chosen to … Continue reading

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Upstate student looks toward career in adolescent medicine

Upstate medical student Nicole Cifra’s passion for adolescent medicine has earned her a 2015 United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award. Nicole is on track for a dual MD-MPH degree in 2016. She is one of only … Continue reading

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‘Peds Pals’ mentor young patients at Upstate Cancer Center

Just how much of an impact do Upstate’s “Peds Pals” have on young patients at the Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders? “The difference in the kids’ lives is just mind-boggling,” said Kristi Griffin, Education Specialist at the … Continue reading

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Upstate medical student’s journey to continue in Atlanta

Jamal Hajjari grew up in Morocco, the youngest of 12 children in a farming family. As a young man, he helped out on the farm and in his father’s construction business. He was content doing so. But he always dreamed … Continue reading

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