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The Upstate Cornell Connection (UCC) provides an exclusive platform for Cornell pre-medical students to gain greater exposure to the medical field and a better understanding of the process of becoming a physician by connecting them with current medical students at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Through this extension of SUNY Upstate Office of Admissions, pre-medical students will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the application process and see the life in medical school through the lens of medical students at different stages of their academic career. This collaboration will allow Cornell graduates to give back to their alma mater, and in turn help foster a stronger academic relationship between Cornell and SUNY Upstate. 

Cornell undergraduates who are interested in being part of this program should complete the enrollment form.

 2017-2018 UCC Mentors
 

First Year Mentors 

Dan Loeffler  '14
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2021

Nneka Ikpeze  '08
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2021

Vasia Giannakakos  '15
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2021

Rahshit Tyagi  '17
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2021

Yvonne Ye  '15
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2021

Safwan Jalal  '17
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2021

Desirree Pizarro '13
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2021

Danny Zheng  '17
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2021

Second Year Mentors 


Sarah Kamal '15
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2020


John Kennedy '13
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2020


Colleen Fei '15
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2020


Osarieme Evbuomwan '11
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2020


Hannah Doyle '14
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2020


Ian C. Boor '16
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2020


Christine Ly '14
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2022


 

Third Year Mentors 

Jordana Gilman '14
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2019


Philip Skummer '13
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2019


Katie Rong '13
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2019

Katy Zuchowski '15
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2019

Fourth Year Mentors 


Thomas A. Kania '14
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2018

 


Sengal Alazar '11
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2018


Jonathan Lee '13
SUNY
Upstate
Class of 2018

 Marc Seligson '11
SUNY
Upstate
Class of 2018

 Justin Zhao
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2018

 
Cornell Student Liaison 

Madisyn Primas 
Cornell Class of 2018