Binghamton Clinical Campus


The Binghamton Clinical Campus was established as a branch campus of the College of Medicine in 1976. Although the Clinical Campus is community-based (clinical facilities are not University-owned), Binghamton students spend similar amounts of time in hospitals on their rotations, including a month at the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA.

The Binghamton campus fosters close working relationships with physicians in their own practice settings. The Family Medicine clerkship is one half-day a week for 42 weeks. This allows students continuity with patients in their assigned physician's office.

This program is equivalent to the block rotation family medicine clerkship in Syracuse. Binghamton students also take a block rotation Geriatrics clerkship in their fourth year.

Clinical Affiliates

Through its clinical affiliates, the Binghamton program offers nearly the same required clerkships as the Syracuse program. The affiliates are United Health Services Hospitals and a network of family care centers.

  • Wilson Memorial Hospital External link offers all of the advanced clinical services associated with a large, acute-care facility including a neonatal intensive care unit, Level II Trauma Center, cardiac center and Gamma Knife and CyberKnife technologies.
  • Binghamton General Hospital External link includes a center for reconstructive surgery, a renal dialysis unit, a sleep disorders unit, mental health services and substance abuse services.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital External link is the regional radiation center for cancer treatment and has a hospice program.
  • Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic External link is a tertiary care center serving 40 counties in North Central Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York.

Clinical Facilities

The administrative home of the Clinical Campus offers state-of-the-art office and classroom facilities, a student lounge with kitchen facilities and recreational equipment, computers, printers and copiers.

The Clinical Campus also maintains satellite offices at Wilson Memorial Hospital and at Robert Packer Hospital/Guthrie Clinic.
Students who spend their third and fourth years in Binghamton live off campus and are responsible for their own transportation. Staff help students find housing. Students at Binghamton elect their own class officers and plan activities.

For a glimpse at social and recreational activities popular among SUNY Upstate's Binghamton students, check out "Things to do in Binghamton"

Erica L. Archer

Erica L. Archer,
Class of 2012

"My time at the Binghamton Campus was one of the most meaningful experiences during my medical school career. In the close-knit Tri-Cities area, I quickly found myself directly assisting vascular surgeons, managing my own patients at a family medicine practice and delivering a child on my first obstetrics overnight call. The personable and extremely knowledgeable faculty in Binghamton allow medical students to truly immerse themselves in the everyday practice of medicine and provide an abundance of hands-on experience. This type of learning environment not only allows for superior medical education, but also fosters the development of strong student-mentor relationships. Also by working and learning in this community-based setting, students are able to build rapport with patients, caring for them in both in-patient and out-patient facilities. My third year at the Binghamton Campus is most memorable, too, for the life-long friendships that I have developed with my own medical school colleagues, some of whom I may not have even met prior to moving to Binghamton!"