About this Program

Medical doctors treat patients of all ages and conditions in a variety of specialties – pediatrics, family medicine, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, surgery, psychiatry, ophthalmology and more. Physicians use the latest technology and evidence-based treatments to care for their patients. After earning their MD degree in medical school, which takes four years, graduates spend from three to seven years in a residency program in their chosen field.

Becoming a Doctor

Years

College

4

Medical School

4

Residency

3-7

Fellowship (if applicable)

1-2

Total

11-17

UPSTATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OFFERS

  • Academic medical center setting that includes a Level-1 trauma center, children’s hospital, cancer center and biomedical research enterprise.
  • Supportive environment and opportunities to learn alongside students in nursing, allied health professions and biomedical research programs.
  • Curriculum that emphasizes clinical relevance from the start, leading to rewarding “clerkships” starting in third year.
  • Special Rural Medical Scholars Program for students interested in practicing medicine in small communities.
  • Academic support services for students cover everything from time management to preparation for national exams.
  • Opportunities for service learning, volunteering and leadership roles in the community and abroad.
  • State University of New York tuition, SUNY tuition rates are below those of private medical schools.

Match Day Videos

Every year, our graduating class produces a Match Day video that is released during the Match Day celebration! Take a look at our previous graduating classes' videos! 

Class of 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXZ5qomLRy4External Link Icon 

Class of 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk6AyP4u2f0External Link Icon 

Class of 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAIohwJjXPEExternal Link Icon 

Class of 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fE8Y3SStYHIExternal Link Icon 

LICENSES AND ACCREDITATION

The College of Medicine is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which accredits programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada. United States graduates of LCME-accredited programs are eligible for residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and are eligible to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

For information on individual state licensing requirements, please visit the State Licensing Requirements page.


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