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Shray Patel, Class of 2013

Shray Patel
Shray Patel,
Class of 2013

The Binghamton clinical campus experience is unique in many ways. The paucity of residents allows for a valuable hand on experience with patients and procedures. Students are given their own patients to manage with direct oversight from enthusiastic clinicians that love to teach.

Down here, you are treated as a physician as opposed to a medical student. The autonomy and responsibility given to students here in Binghamton forces learning in positive ways that will be beneficial down the road, especially during residency. People are really friendly in Binghamton, and the administrators are always looking for ways to enhance our experience. The relationships I have fostered with attending physicians during clerkships cannot be matched by Syracuse campus, which is much bigger with more students and residents. Working in several different area hospitals allows students to see a wide variety of cases in all aspects of medicine. Also, students have the option of going back to Syracuse for their 4th year electives if they wish. Simply put, if you learn better by doing rather than watching- Binghamton is for you!