Upstate News

March 13, 2001
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

SUNY Upstate to present Health Careers Open House March 24

SUNY Upstate Medical University’s College of Health Professions will sponsor a free Health Careers Open House Saturday, March 24 from 8:45 a.m. to noon in Weiskotten Hall, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse. The open house is intended for high school and college students, parents, counselors, teachers and college faculty and others who are interested in learning about the health professions and nursing.

Health professionals will be available to discuss job responsibilities, salaries, job growth and how to obtain volunteer or observational experience. Tours of the SUNY Upstate campus will also be available. The open house focuses on the following careers: cardiovascular perfusion (use of high technology to pump or oxygenate blood, temporarily replacing the work of the heart or lungs); cytotechnology (microscopic screening for cancer); medical imaging sciences (taking x-rays, CTs and MRIs to diagnose injury or disease); medical technology (performing laboratory tests to diagnose and monitor disease); physical therapy education (preserving, developing and restoring maximum physical function); radiation therapy (treating cancer patients with radiation); respiratory care and cardiorespiratory sciences (assisting people who have difficulty breathing); and nursing (baccalaureate and master’s programs only).

Individuals are encouraged to call SUNY Upstate’s Office of Students Admissions at 315-464-4570 to reserve a place. To learn more about the Open House, call the Office of Student Admissions or visit

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