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PAW at Upstate

Applications NOW open for 2022 event.  Apply today! 

Do you want to be a nurse?

Do you want to be a doctor?

Are you interested in applying for health-related professions for Fall 2023 or beyond? 

Are you an American Indian or Alaska Native future health professional?

If this answer to these questions is yes, apply now to join Upstate Medical University and colleges across New York State to prepare or boost your application for your next successful step into a professional program. 

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Our fifth-annual in-person Pre-Admissions Workshop (PAW) is October 6-8, 2022 in Syracuse, NY in partnership with the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP). Our program is intended for native students currently enrolled in, or graduated from undergraduate education. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Those that apply before July 1st for PAW, will be granted opportunities in advance of the in-person event to engage with admissions staff and get a jump-start on perfecting your applications!

Those who apply after July 1 will receive confirmation for the in-person event by September 1. 

Past PAW Success

Mission of PAW and Related Programming 

At Upstate, we acknowledge the egregious disparities in health equity across our great nation. In that, we provide formal and funded programming to help prospective applicants from American Indian and Alaska Native backgrounds to successfully apply to a variety of health-professions programs or medical school.  With PAW, we provide an experience where students can feel empowered and informed about the many complex processes along the way and provide them access to networking and mentorship opportunities.

PAWS students