Contributions to the Medical Alumni Parents' Fund

If you are the parent, grandparent, or relative of a student at SUNY Upstate Medical University, please consider giving to the Parents' Fund. Contributions are applied directly to the needs of students in a very practical sense. Parents' Fund projects impact students in each year of medical school and were developed from student surveys. Some examples are as follows:

1st year: The White Coat Ceremony and Family Reception

Each first-year medical student receives a lab coat at a family ceremony during orientation. The "coating" signifies the responsibilities associated with the profession of healing. A festive reception, also funded by the Parents' and Family Association, follows. Event sponsored, in part, by a grant from the Onondaga County Medical Society.

2nd year: First Aid for the USMLE Step 1

Each second-year medical student receives a personal copy of First Aid for the USMLE Step 1. This book is the number one resource used by medical students in preparation for the Step 1 exam.

3rd year: Reference Guides

The third year begins the clinical rotation phases of medical education. Each student will receive a new white coat and a copy of Maxwell's Quick Medical Reference. This pocket reference guide is indispensable throughout one's medical career.

4th year: Bridge Day Dinner Dance

A memorable dinner dance celebration that caps off a day of finale-type events for the class in anticipation of their Residency Match! This final class social event creates lasting memories and friendships that will remain for a lifetime.

Contribute Today!

Your support is vital to our on-going mission to serve our medical students. You can now enter the SUNY Upstate Medical Alumni's secure on-line giving site, where you can make a gift using a VISA or MasterCard credit card.

Click here to visit the New On-Line Giving page

Be sure to select Parents and Family Association under the "Designation" scroll bar.

Or send your gift to:
The Parents Fund of the Medical Alumni Foundation
750 E. Adams Street
Setnor Academic Bldg., Ste 1510
Syracuse, New York 13210

For more information please contact Lori Murphy, Associate Alumni Director at (315) 464-4359 or email: