Graduation Competencies and Educational Program Objectives


Upstate Medical University developed the following Graduation Competencies and Educational Program Objectives (GCEPOs) to be used as the basis for all courses and clerkships. These objectives for the medical education program serve as statements of what students are expected to learn or accomplish during the course of medical school at Upstate. They are statements of the items of knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes that medical students are expected to exhibit as evidence of their achievement and as a basis for the next stage of their training.

The objectives were formally accepted by the Educational Policies Committee on January 25th, 2012, adopted for the new academic year (2012-2013) and reviewed and approved by the Curriculum Committee on August 6, 2012. The objectives serve as guides for establishing curriculum content and provide the basis for evaluating the effectiveness of our educational program.

David B. Duggan, MD, MACP, Dean

David B. Duggan, MD, MACP
Dean, College of Medicine

I am particularly honored to serve as Dean of the College of Medicine. As an alumnus of the Class of 1979 and a member of the faculty since 1986, I have been extraordinarily pleased at the growth of the Medical School over this time and proud of the work of its faculty and graduates.

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