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Welcome to the College of Medicine

Welcome to the Upstate University College of Medicine. The College of Medicine produces outstanding graduates who continue to do exceptionally well in obtaining high quality residencies, and whose entering and graduation profiles demonstrate academic excellence.

We are a large medical school in a city that is growing rapidly to meet the demands of the future. The acquisition of nearby Community General Hospital, in addition our own University Hospital, affords Upstate a larger clinical footprint for education and patient care. We have added to our infrastructure with the recent addition of new classroom space, lab space, a children's hospital, a cancer center, and new student housing. The growth of our research enterprise over the last ten years by almost 50% further supports our unique academic mission.

Julio Licinio, MD, PhD
Julio Licinio, MD, PhD
Dean, College of Medicine

College of Medicine Dean Dr. Julio Licinio’s 30-year career in academic medicine is marked by a record of success in leading academic programs of training, research, patient care and community engagement, both nationally and internationally.

Licinio comes to Upstate from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute, in Adelaide, Australia, where he serves both as deputy director of translation strategy and process and as the Head of the Mind and Brain Theme, as well as the Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor at Flinders University also in Adelaide. He also held posts at UCLA, University of Miami, Australia National University and Yale University.

As a professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Licinio was founding director of three National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded cross-disciplinary training programs, bringing together eight clinical departments and six at schools at UCLA to become key elements of the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

He is board certified in psychiatry, is a Fellow of the Royal and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences, and is currently licensed to practice medicine in four continents, North America (USA), South America (Brazil), Australia, and Europe (Ireland).

Office of the Dean

For Admissions information...
Office of Student Admissions
Location: 1213 Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-4570
Fax: 315 464-8867
Email: admiss@upstate.edu

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: 100%

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