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SNMA chapter wraps up busy year with $5,800 donation

The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) at Upstate capped off a busy year by donating $5,800 to the Waters Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders to help treat and care for children with sickle cell disease. The chapter presented … Continue reading

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Thriving at Upstate en route to a career in orthopedic surgery

Third-year medical student Bilal Butt is certain he wants to be an orthopedic surgeon. He also knows it’s going to take a while. After Bilal earns his MD degree in 2017, he’s looking at five years of orthopedic training in … Continue reading

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Students find creative outlet in Upstate Writers Workshop

Dan Santarsieri finished reading aloud his short story about a young mother escaping an abusive relationship, and it was immediately clear the other members of the Upstate Writers Workshop thought it was good stuff. A line spoken by the male … Continue reading

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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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Medical student starts fundraiser for colon cancer awareness

Second-year medical student Michelle Bernshteyn has organized a fundraiser for colon cancer, but it’s not the money that’s important. Michelle is more focused on increasing awareness of the disease and the importance of screening. “Everything surrounding colon cancer screening and … Continue reading

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