Message from the director.

In a year of so many challenges, I want to acknowledge our many achievements that are setting the stage for our program's continued and future success. 

First, our alums. We offer congratulations to our inaugural class (2016) of linkage candidates who graduated from medical school and are now practicing medicine in their desired specialties. And we are pleased to announce that our active alums have officially launched our Alumni Network with officers, regional and specialty (dental and PA) representatives and committees (underrepresented in medicine and social media). Specifically, we would like to recognize our officers who are mentioned and pictured in the article at the right. 

We also want to acknowledge our students and faculty for embracing the virtual classroom environment. Our dedicated faculty integrated immersive and interactive sessions into their classrooms. And our students showed resilience in remaining motivated, engaged and adaptable. 

The program continues to grow. We now have a linkage agreement for eligible pre-PAs with SUNY Downstate School of Medicine and will launch two new tracks: Pre- Physical Therapy and Pre-Diagnostic Medical Imaging, both of which also have linkages with SUNY Downstate Health Sciences College. 

Kudos to the members of the post baccalaureate team (Deneen Ciancaglini, Catherine Fair, Caleb Marsh, Robert Rarig, and Deb Stull), who did not miss a beat and worked assiduously recruiting (virtually) our largest class to date. 

And finally, we would like to welcome members of the entering class of 2021 as you move forward on your professional journey. 

Grace Hershman 
Associate Vice Dean and Program Director CST Post Baccalaureate Pre-Health Program

Read Post Bacc Update Fall 2021(PDF)