Pre-Med Internship (BIO 498) Questionnaire

Thank you for your interest in the Pre-med Internship (BIO 498). This is a competitive internship - students must meet the required criteria below and be selected for placement by the Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC).  Dr. Jim MacKenzie acts as the faculty sponsor for the program. This internship is specifically designed for Juniors and Seniors that need extensive hands-on experience to gain admission into a medical degree-granting program (MD, DO, PA, etc). Please be sure to fill out all of the fields to the best of your ability.


The Department of Biological Sciences at SUNY Oswego supports a greenhouse for basic and applied plant research and teaching.  The facility provides approximately 1,250 square feet of greenhouse space and 270 square feet of headhouse. 


The Herbarium is literally a plant museum. It contains a collection of dried and pressed plant specimens. Our students are using the Herbarium to aid them in plant identification and the study of the geographic distribution of plants.

Pre-health advising

The following information is maintained by Dr. Jim MacKenzie and should be used as a guide by students who are interested in pursuing a career in the health sciences. This page is in no way comprehensive, and should be used as a starting point for students to explore different careers and learn more about the resources that are available to help them get the education/job that they want.  To learn more about pre-health studies at SUNY Oswego, please visit the Pre-health Studies website.