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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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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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Medical student’s simple request leads to warm response

It started with a simple, two-word compliment. Upstate second-year medical student Shunqing Zhang was volunteering at Ronald McDonald House last summer when he saw a young boy wearing a cap with the logo of the Cleveland Cavaliers professional basketball team. … 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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