Five Upstate Medical University students will receive both an MD and a PhD
Five Upstate Medical University students will receive both an MD and a PhD.
The work involved in achieving two doctorates can take almost a decade to complete depending on one’s circumstances. And that’s not all, some of these students have married and started families.
Upstate’s MD/PhD recipients are listed here along with their hometowns, degree-granting program, dissertation sponsor, and undergraduate institution.
Kyle Alpha, Jordan, N.Y.; Anatomy and Cell Biology; Christopher Turner, PhD, St. Bonaventure University.
Alan Blayney, Ottawa, Ontario; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Stewart Loh, PhD; McGill University.
Liam Coyne, Buffalo, N.Y.; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Xin Jie Chen, PhD; Cornell University.
Ronald Miller 3d, Liverpool, N.Y.; Neuroscience; Daniel Tso, PhD; SUNY Binghamton.
Laura Szczesniak, Whitesboro, N.Y.; Pharmacology; Richard Wojcikiewicz; SUNY Geneseo.
Caption: Receiving both an MD and PhD at Upstate's Commencement are, from left, Kyle Alpha, Liam Coyne, Alan Blayney, Laura Szczesniak, and Ronald Miller (inset).