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Professional Development

Upstate offers employees several training, educational and professional development opportunities. Additionally, there are a number of helpful websites that can be found on our Resources & Links page.

Upcoming Events

Please check back regularly for upcoming department events!

Advanced Practice Grand Rounds 2022

Advanced Practice is pleased to offer our monthly Grand Rounds events, for an intended target audience of NPs, PAs, NP & PA students, MDs & DOs.

Please contact Sarah Dickes, dickess@Upstate.edu for more information.

Advanced Practice Symposium 2022

The Advanced Practice Symposium will be hosting a virtual, on-demand, enduring event: the Advanced Practice Symposium 2022. The purpose of the Symposium will be to facilitate the education of Advanced Practice Providers  


The Symposium is open to all local MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, CNSs, Nurses, Residents, Fellows & Students.


Click here for more information: Advanced Practice Symposium 2022 Information!

Estimated time to complete this educational activity: approximately 8 hours

Please share this information with your friends & colleagues!

Please contact Sarah Dickes at dickess@Upstate.edufor more information.

Advanced Practice Symposium 2019

The Advanced Practice Symposium was held on September 19, 2019. The purpose of the Symposium was to facilitate the education of Advanced Practice Providers on the distinctive & progressing areas of Psychiatry, Pulmonary, Palliative Care, Cardiology, Diabetes, Infectious Disease & more. We are currently in the process of planning a virtual conference for 2021. Details to follow when available!


Online course system for both mandatory and optional training modules for Upstate staff.
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SUNY Upstate Grand Rounds

SUNY Upstate offers "Grand Rounds" which provide our Advanced Practice Clinicians an excellent opportunity to learn complex medical information directly from Content Matter Experts. Participation in a Grand Round lecture provides 1.0 Continuing Education Credits. All Advanced Practice Clinicians are required to complete 25 CEU's annually to maintain Medical Staff credentialing. Please ensure, should you attend a Grand Round lecture that you sign in as well as keep a personal record of the event, so that necessary documentation can easily be provided to Medical Staff as necessary.

For a listing of CME credits credits you have earned, please submit a CME Transcript Request form.

Detailed information onmonthly and/or bi-monthly Grand Rounds, including dates, times, locations, speakers and topics can be found on the Upstate Online website. Visit and click on "Calendar".

Other Professional Development Resources

Continuing Medical Education

There are several external resources available for professional development and continuing medical education (CME).