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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.

 2018-2019 UCC Mentors
 

First Year Mentors

 

Abigail Bideaux '17
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2022

 

Hannah Smith  '16
SUNY Upstate
Class of 20
22

 

Amylisa Christophe '16
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2022

 

 (Dan) KimTayeoon '17
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2022

 

Saadat Badruddin '17
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2022

 

Marissa Rice '17
SUNY Upstate
Class of 2022

Second 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

Third 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


 

Fourth 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

Cornell Student Liaison 

Megan Rodriguez, Co-President
Biological Sciences, Class of 2020
mmr239@cornell.edu