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Upstate welcomes new students

Students return to Upstate

By the end of August, more than 500 students will have begun a new academic year at Upstate Medical University.

For students in the College of Medicine, classes began Aug. 12, after a two-day orientation to introduce new students to Upstate’s student programs and services as well as to Central New York.

One hundred and sixty-nine students are in Medicine’s incoming class. Nearly 80 percent or 134 students hail from New York and 56 percent or 94 identity as female. This year marks the first time females have outnumbered males in the incoming Medicine class since 2007, when 81 women were among the new students, according to Student Admissions. Among the most popular colleges and universities attended by incoming medical students are Cornell University, Binghamton University, SUNY Albany, SUNY Geneseo and Syracuse University.

Medical students will participate in the traditional White Coat Ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Oncenter Convention Center.

The College of Health Professions, which offers a dozen degree programs, is welcoming 172 students. They will receive white coats on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Oncenter Convention Center.

The College of Graduate Studies welcomes 24 new students.

The College of Nursing welcomes 174 incoming students in its various programs that range from a bachelor’s degree to Doctor of Nursing Practice. The college’s Pinning, Scholarship and White Coat reception will be held Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. in the Academic Building.

The College of Medicine’s Master of Public Health programs has enrolled 20 students this fall.

Orientation for students in the College of Health Professions begins Aug. 22, with the first day of classes on Aug. 26. The White Coat Ceremony for incoming students in the College of Health Professions will be held Saturday, Aug, 24 at 10 a.m. in the Oncenter Convention Center.

All students will participate in the Welcome BBQ and Student Services and Activities Fair Aug. 27 in the Weiskotten Hall Courtyard.

Caption: Incoming medical students attend a “Taste of Syracuse” lunch, which also featured various resource tables highlighting student services.