Fred Kastenbaum PreHealth Award
Awards are granted each academic year by the Health Professions Advisory Committee.
The $500 award is to be used for assistance with preparation for the required standardized exams associated with admittance to graduate health programs such as: MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE
- Students submit a 500 word essay on their career goals and motivation towards that goal
- Resume (include any appropriate shadowing or other health-related experiences)
- Students must indicate how the award money will be used (commercial prep courses, prep materials, registration fees, etc.) and when they will be taking the exams
- Students must submit a copy of their most recent transcript (unofficial copies are acceptable)
Criteria for award:
- Clear indication of career goals and reasons for pursuing those goals
- Clear indication of how the money will be used to prepare for the exams
- Record of academic performance that is competitive for admission to the indicated graduate program
Congratulations to this year's recipients!
Reid Garner, Biochemistry B.S. German area studies minor (2018)
“My hope is to complete medical school as a member of the United States Air Force. I have not decided yet whether I want to pursue an MD or an MD-PhD. Through volunteering at both Cayuga Medical Center and at Upstate Medical Center, I have gained more of an interest in Emergency Medicine. I am most interested in Orthopedics and Cardiothoracics.”
Colette Piasecki-Masters, Biology, Honors Program (2018)
“My passion for medicine was ignited when I began my biology curriculum and joined Professor Susan Witherup’s research lab. Through shadowing in orthopedics, pediatrics, urology, emergency medicine, I realized that every good physician is both a student and a teacher. Through these experiences my goal is now reaffirmed: I want to train as a doctor who supports both a patient’s body and mind.”