Fall 2011

Just what the doctor ordered

A closer relationship between Binghamton University and SUNY Upstate Medical University will benefit students.

Both institutions will be able to expand and diversify their curricula in the neurosciences through the use of videoconferencing technology, according to a memorandum of understanding signed this summer.

An additional agreement provides a pathway for an exceptional Binghamton University student to be automatically admitted into SUNY Upstate Medical University’s highly competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program and reserves, at minimum, one slot per year for an exceptional student to enroll in SUNY Upstate Medical University’s College of Graduate Studies to pursue a PhD in the biomedical sciences.

The SURF program enrolls just 10 students a year from a pool of more than 100, and last year the College of Graduate Studies enrolled an entering class of 21.