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Griffs Accepted to Medical School

The Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center is proud to have had 28 Griffs accepted to medical school this year.  Fourteen are attending the Jacobs School of Medicine here in Buffalo, including two sets of twins recently featured in a story on the medical school’s website.

Hannah and Josef Iqbal (pictured above) and Marisa and Camryn Warren, all from the Canisius Class of 2023, were leaders in our premed student organizations: Society of PreHealth Professionals and Minority Association of PreMed Students.  CNN then picked up the story and added some extra cute childhood pictures. Click here to read the story.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, Director, Dr. George E. Schreiner ’43 Pre-Medical Center

Campus Candid

Thirty-five members of the Society of Pre-Health Professionals student organization along with staff and an alumna volunteered a total of 925 hours with Remote Area Medical (RAM) March 31-April 2 in Ashtabula, OH. With student commitment to our values of magis and service with justice and love, $293,845 in medical, dental and vision healthcare services were provided to 543 patients.

Beyond the numbers, our student volunteers truly accompanied patients throughout the clinic as translators, runners and more. They demonstrated being “people for and with others” in the relationships they built with the patients and each other throughout the clinic. This was in addition to the $1.7 million in services provided in previous Ashtabula RAM clinics where Canisius students have participated since they first started in 2018.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, Director, PreMedical Center

Celebrate the Life of Dr. Joan Staple Lorch

A service to celebrate the life of Professor Emerita I. Joan Staple Lorch (biology) will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 11:00 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst, 6320 Main St. in Williamsville.

Refreshments will follow the service. All are welcome.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, director, PreMed Center


PreMed/PreHealth Students Volunteer With Remote Area Medical Clinic

Pre-med and pre-health students lent their support to another Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic..

A team of 17 Canisius students, alumni and staff volunteered 450-plus hours over three days with many other wonderful volunteers and staff of Remote Area Medical in Belmont, NY. More than 316 patients were provided upwards of $93,000 in medical, dental and vision services. The Canisius crew helped through the very end to tear down and load the RAM truck to head off to the next clinic.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, PhD, director, PreMedical Center


Campus Candid

Last weekend (September 9 – 12), a team of 13 Canisius students and young alumni volunteered 300+ hours with Remote Area Medical-RAMTM in Olean, NY to host a free clinic providing medical, dental and vision care. RAM’s mission is to “Prevent Pain & Alleviate Suffering.” The clinic provided 279 patients with $116,118 in services. We also met up with four other Canisius alumni who were volunteering at the clinic.

Canisius pre-med and pre-health students have previously volunteered at RAM clinics in Ashtabula, OH. During the early days of Covid-19, Canisius students and young alumni helped RAM staff at drive-thru Covid testing sites in Cheektowaga and Rochester. Another team has formed to volunteer at an upcoming RAM clinic in Belmont, NY.

Submitted by: Allyson Backstrom, PhD, director, PreMedical Center