Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve through education, biomedical research, and health care.

Educational Mission

The four colleges of SUNY Upstate Medical University offer 20 degree-granting programs.

Faculty members teach a diverse group of intelligent and motivated students and medical residents from many countries. The experience of nurturing young minds is very exciting! Learn more about the activities that support our educational mission.

Learn more about Upstate academics.

Research Mission

The creation of new knowledge through research defines a career in academic medicine. To better understand health and find effective answers to illness motivates active research careers. Learn about our biomedical sciences programs, research CORE facilities (e.g., genomics, mass spectrometry and proteomics) and how the institution supports research programs to ensure quality, continuity and success.

Learn more about our research at Upstate.

Clinical Mission

Our first priority is the health and well-being of our patients. At University Hospital we provide high quality healthcare to our most vulnerable citizens at New York State designated Centers (e.g., AIDS, burn care, trauma, stroke) and Centers of Excellence (i.e., Joslin Diabetes Center, Cancer Center).

Learn more about the hospital, physicians and programs that support our clinical mission.