Siena/Albany Med Program Capital Heroes

Siena/Albany Med Program Capital Heroes

Monday, February 10, 2014

By Mary Barrett '14
The Siena College/Albany Medical College Program in Science Humanities and Medicine was recognized by Albany television station NEWS10 ABC and Capital Bank during a recent segment of the monthly series, Capital Heroes.

The Capital Heroes campaign celebrates local charitable organizations and people that make a positive impact on the community. Each month, a committee selects an organization to profile during the segment, which is hosted by NEWS10 ABC anchor Christina Arangio. The Capital Heroes program has recently featured the Coats for Kids campaign, the founder of the therapy horse farm Peaceful Acres and a volunteer with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York.

January’s edition of Capital Heroes focused on the work being done through The Siena/Albany Med Program, which places an emphasis on humanities, ethics and service. Students in the prestigious joint acceptance program study medicine within a liberal arts context at Siena. Then, upon graduation, they continue their education at Albany Medical College. As part of the program, students participate in summers of service where they travel to developing countries to learn about medicine and help people in need.

“This is a constant reminder that young people are there who want to serve, who are looking to be part of a community and recognize they have a responsibility to it,” said Siena College President Fr. Kevin Mullen ’75, O.F.M., Ph.D. during the Capital Heroes segment.

The story featured biology major Brittany Tayler ’14 who talked about the importance of the Siena/Albany Med Program while explaining the value of being not only a good doctor but also a good person. It also profiled program alumnus, Albany Medical Center pediatric surgeon Michael Ganey ’96, M.D., who discussed the positive influences that the program has had on his career.

Click here to view the video and learn more about what makes Tayler, Ganey and the Siena/Albany Med Program Capital Heroes.