Category Archives: medical student

Stepping up: Upstate students volunteer to help during pandemic

BY CHARLES McCHESNEY Upstate Medical University students have pitched in to help, using what they have learned, to assist in the battle against COVID-19. The magnitude of the challenge posed by the coronavirus pandemic had barely registered when students began … Continue reading

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Ideas for eating right when you’re staying in: Tips and easy recipes

BY JIM HOWE These are trying times. Even though you may be stuck at home, however, you can still prepare nutritious meals, often with just a few, simple ingredients. Juliann Mellen, a registered dietitian nutritionist at Upstate, advises that as … Continue reading

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New medical school course emphasizes nutrition, its impact on health care

A new elective at Upstate Medical University teaches medical students about how food affects health. Fourth-year medical student Natalie Antosh worked with faculty members — Beth Nelsen, MD, Barbara Feuerstein, MD, and Susan Levinsohn, MD, all from Upstate, plus Kay … Continue reading

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Eating better: Rural medical students learn about culinary medicine

BY CHARLES McCHESNEY Many patients know they need to eat better. They don’t know how. That’s why “I don’t ask them what they eat. I ask them who cooks,” Joseph F. Wetterhahn, MD, told 14 first-year students in Upstate Medical … Continue reading

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Encouraging health care careers: Scholarship helps launch grads

Six are working in New York state, including one (Daryll Dykes, MD, PhD, JD) at Upstate. Many are at hospitals or private practices in the Northeast, although one is in California and three are in Houston. One (Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD) … Continue reading

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A difficult diagnosis: Psychiatrist with cancer shares his coping strategies

BY AMBER SMITH First of all, being a psychiatrist himself hasn’t been that helpful with his diagnosis. “I’m a human being first, and I experience emotions after a life-altering diagnosis just like anybody else,” Adam Stern, MD, explains. “Often, I know what I … Continue reading

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Emergency action: Off-duty Upstate doctors and nurses respond to people in distress

Doctors, nurses and others in caring professions spend their careers taking care of people. Sometimes their lifesaving efforts occur outside of their work hours. Though not legally obligated to help, many professional caregivers are programmed to respond in an emergency. Gridiron collapse … Continue reading

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Guided by love: 4 whose careers were inspired by family members who fought cancer

BY JIM HOWE A mother who died of cancer inspired her daughter, now a nurse practitioner, to care for cancer patients. Other family members similarly influenced the career paths of a radiation therapist, a nurse and a medical student to work … Continue reading

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How do you choose between a medical and a musical career? Find a way to do both

BY JIM McKEEVER Future Upstate medical student Kaitlyn DeHority started classes at Ithaca College as a music major. She decided to add chemistry in her second semester. Four years later, she graduated with a dual degree in music and chemistry. … Continue reading

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The oath physicians take: Comparing what new medical school graduates promise

BY AMBER SMITH Although new doctors are not required to take an oath, medical students graduating from Upstate Medical University have traditionally recited a version of the Hippocratic oath, which was written around 400 BC and attributed to the Greek physician … Continue reading

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