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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 2014 internship/Summer program list, click here (updated 12/5/2014).

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

2013-2014 Physician Lecture Series:
Grey's Anatomy vs. Reality Physician Panel
Friday, October 11th 3:30pm in UU 111
     Robert Best '88, MD
     John Bisognano MS '84, PhD '87, MD
     Jason Cohn '10
     David Cooper '67, MD
     Adam Fox '92 DPM, DO
     Rastafa Geddes '96 MS, PhD
     Anita Sargent PhD '91, MD

"Day in the Life of a Dermatologist" with Dr. Edmund Lee '80
Friday, November 15th 3:30pm in LH 10

"Day in the Life of an Anesthesiologist" with Dr. Michael Wolff '80
Friday, December 6th 3:30pm in LH 10

"Day in the Life of a Family Practitioner" with Dr. Daniel Young '84
Friday, February 21st 3:30pm location: LH 10

"Day in the Life of a Pulmonologist" with Dr. Gilbert Witte '76
Friday, March 21st 4pm location: LH 10

"Day in the Life of an Orthopedic Surgeon" with Dr. Kenneth Zaslav '79
Friday, May 2nd 3:30pm location: LH 10

Links to more information on previous physician lectures:
2012 Homecoming Panel
Dr. Anita Sargent
Dr. Adam Fox
Dr. John Bisognano

2013 Homecoming Panel
Dr. Edmund Lee
Dr. Michael Wolff


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: 7/15/14