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Internships and Mentoring

On-the-job professional health experience through mentor programs and internships are a critical component to success in applying to a professional school. They are available at local hospitals, health centers and private practices during the academic year or in the summer.

For the 2015 internship/Summer program list, click here (updated 12/8/2014).

Harpur College Physician Alumni Lecture Series 

What does being a physician really mean? What are our physician alumni doing now? This lecture series was created in 2012 by physician alum, Dr. Adam Fox '92, DPM, DO, FACS, to help BU pre-health students learn more about the profession(s) they wish to enter. Lectures are held in October, November, December, February, March and April from a variety of practicing physicians. The physicians share share their personal, academic, and professional experiences with current pre-health students. They also discuss why they became physicians and advice they have for BU's future physicians. Past physician lecturer specialties include an intensive care unit physician, family care practitioner,  OB/GYN, and a cardiologist. Lecture dates, times and locations are posted through the Pre-Health List Serv, Facebook, and B-Line

2014-2015 Physician Lecture Series:
October: Homecoming Physician Alumni Panel
             Friday, October 17th 3pm - 5pm in UU 111
             Dr. Adam Fox '92, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
             Dr. Morris Milman '73, Internal Medicine, UMASS Memorial Healthcare
             Ilyse Genser '12, Current Medical Student, New York Medical College

November 14, 2014: "So You Want to be a Dentist" with Dr. Richard Goodman '78
                            3pm - 4:30pm
                            Library North 1106
November 21, 2014: "Introduction to Medical School" with Dr. Adam Fox '92
                            4pm - 5:30pm
                            Library North 1106
 
December 5, 2014: "Day in the Life of a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist" with Dr. Michael Needle '81
                           3:30pm - 5pm
                           Lecture Hall 10
 Stay tuned for the spring 2015 semester physician lecture dates and times!

2013-2014 Physician Lecture Series:
October 2013: Homecoming Physician Panel
November 2013: "Day in the Life of a Dermatologist" with Dr. Edmund Lee '80
December 2013: "Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist" with Dr. Michael Wolff '80
February 2014: "Day in the Life of a Family Practitioner" with Dr. Daniel Young '84
March 2014: "Day in the Life of a Pulmonologist" with Dr. Gilbert Witte '76
May 2014: "Day in the Life of an Orthopedic Surgeon" with Dr. Kenneth Zaslav '79

2012-2014 Physician Lecture Series:
October 2012: 2012 Homecoming Panel
November 2012: Dr. Adam Fox '92
December 2012: Dr. Josh Usen '92
February 2013: Dr. Anita Sargent '00
March 2013: Dr. Adam Fox '92
April 2013: Dr. John Bisognano '84, '87


Study Abroad and National Student Exchange

Pre-health students can participate in study abroad or National Student Exchange (NSE) programs. Participants in NSE spend up to a calendar year attending another college or university in a different part of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Student organizations

Campus clubs for aspiring veterinarians, dentists, optometrists and doctors offer forums for discussion and connect students to a network of opportunities. They are also an important addition to any professional school application. Binghamton’s include:

Last Updated: 12/8/14