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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 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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‘Docs for Tots’ medical students plant Pinwheels for Prevention

The hundreds of blue and silver pinwheels gracing Upstate’s Weiskotten courtyard this week are courtesy of medical students in the “Docs for Tots” group. The “Pinwheels for Prevention” are there to raise awareness of child abuse and to let people … 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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