Upstate is proud of its reputation as a supportive academic institution. Everyone here—administrators, faculty, staff and your fellow students—recognizes the demands and pressures of medical school and acts accordingly.
Many support systems are in place so that you can succeed and thrive here, not only academically but emotionally and socially as well.
N. Barry Berg, PhD
One of the Advisory Deans
Every medical student is assigned to one of seven advisory teams that includes 12 students, an Advisory Dean, a clinician and a senior medical student.
During their first and second years, students are required to meet once each month in a small group session over lunch. Topics can include stress, preparing for residency, studying for Step 1, etc. Students are also encouraged to meet privately with their Advisory Dean as needed.