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SUNY Upstate conducts more than $40 million in funded research covering hundreds of basic science and clinical research projects. The university has positioned itself as a top-tier research enterprise in areas such as vision, cancer, neuroscience and stem cell research.

Our College of Medicine students who are interested in research have a variety of options, ranging from combined programs such as the MD/PhD to individual elective courses.

Here's a sampling:

  • MD/PhD: a seven-year program combining medical school and graduate studies in the biomedical sciences. Students enjoy a full tuition waiver and a competitive stipend.
  • Summer Research: opportunities at Upstate and elsewhere, for academic credit or a stipend.
  • Electives: a choice of many research-oriented electives for third- and fourth-year medical students.

College of Medicine At A Glance

Degrees Offered

  • Masters of Public Health (MPH)
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Public Health
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)
  • Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)
  • Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health (MD/MPH)

Enrollment: 685

Faculty: 2,265

  • Full-time: 525
  • Part-time: 222
  • Volunteer: 1,518

Residency Match: 98.7%

USMLE Pass Rates

  • Step 1: 95%
    (2017 data)
  • Step 2: 98%
    (2018 data)

Annual Tuition

  • $38,250
    (New York residents)
  • $63,260
    (out-of-state residents)

Financial Aid

About 85% of students share more than $20 million