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PAW at Upstate

Pre-Admission Workshop for Native Students at SUNY Upstate Medical University
A Partnership with the Association of American Indian Physicians

Those from American Indian/Alaska Native backgrounds account for the most underrepresented group within the health-related professions. There is a great need for students with medical and health-related training to return to native communities, which suffer from high rates of chronic disease and poor access to healthcare. At Upstate, we hope we can help prospective applicants to a variety of health-professions programs and medical school to feel empowered and informed about the processes associated with an application along with providing them access to networking and mentorship opportunities.

We will hold our third annual PAW event virtually on Friday, January 22nd, 2021.

Registration is now closed for the 1/22 event. If you have questions/concerns, please contact Krystal Ripa at smithkry@upstate.edu

American Indian and Alaska Native Students interested in Healthcare


Information about past workshops can be found at the following links:

2019 PAW Workshop

2018 PAW Workshop