The Adventure of a Lifetime: Studying Abroad in Austria

Following months of anticipation and preparation, the time had finally come.  I was standing in the middle of Boston Logan International Airport about to depart for the journey of a lifetime.  And then the thought hit me: This was the last time that I would see my family and be in the comfort of my … More The Adventure of a Lifetime: Studying Abroad in Austria

Pink and Green Adventures in Fontaine, Haiti

The horizon stretched between green and pink, sealing Haitian nature and the world’s setting sun together. Wind carried children’s laughter with sounds from the river lazily turning below us. “Bèl anpil,” I would try to describe in broken Creole, gesturing to the mountains wrapping around us. Very beautiful. Little Woodneiby’s on my shoulders, and all … More Pink and Green Adventures in Fontaine, Haiti

My Summer in Nepal

I can still recall the feeling of shock that I felt upon my arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal this past summer. As we made our way along the bumpy dirt roads heading south of the city to a small village named Lele, I took in my first glimpses of life in Nepal.

“Every act of love is an act of peace, no matter how small:” Summer of Service 2016 Reflection from Kokata, India

  Every act of love is an act of peace, no matter how small. A few days into my summer of service trip, my phone lit up with a CNN update, “Multiple explosions rip through Syria and Yemen. 48 dead.” A few days later, “4 killed by Islamist attackers in Kazakhstan. Weeks later, “53 dead … More “Every act of love is an act of peace, no matter how small:” Summer of Service 2016 Reflection from Kokata, India

Sun, Fun, and…Proteins? A Siena Summer Research Scholar Experience

(Above) Proteins imaged by Divya this summer. Her research with Dr. Daniel Moriarty, Ph.D. involves identifying natural compounds that prevent the formation of protein aggregates in the body.  In the early 1920s, Dr. Frederick Banting, through his groundbreaking medical discovery of insulin, completely altered the fate of millions of diabetics. As financiers rushed to Dr. Banting … More Sun, Fun, and…Proteins? A Siena Summer Research Scholar Experience

Greetings from Heaven: Philippines Summer of Service 2016

Jessica Calderone (Siena College Class of 2017, Albany Medical College Class of 2021) recently returned from her 6-week Summer of Service to a village called Bliss near Tacloban City of the Philippines. During her six weeks, she volunteered in a government women’s shelter that serves as a safe haven for survivors of domestic abuse, sex … More Greetings from Heaven: Philippines Summer of Service 2016

“It’s Finally HERE!” 2016 First Summer of Service Destinations

The Siena-AMC’s Summer of Service is a unique cornerstone of the program that not only champions but expands perspective on the awesomeness and importance of human connection. Widely anticipated by students, the opportunity represents the program’s focus on nurturing kindness, compassion, open-mindedness, and appreciation for diversity. For six to ten weeks, students live and serve in an underprivileged community. The first Summer … More “It’s Finally HERE!” 2016 First Summer of Service Destinations

Minion Mysteries: Spring Into Science 2016

This April, the Siena-AMC program held its annual Spring into Science event for elementary school and middle school-aged children from across the Albany area. The event is a chance for all class years of the program to get involved by designing a mystery for local elementary school and middle school-aged children to solve using basic … More Minion Mysteries: Spring Into Science 2016

Smelly Feet

In January 2016, the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics published an article written by Siena-AMC program alum, Dr. Ramy Sedhom, M.D. that was titled, “Taking Our Oath Seriously: Compassion for Patients.” In the article, Dr. Sedhom gives a passionate and poignant narrative on the essential element of compassion in patient care. He invites the reader … More Smelly Feet