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Our Mission, Vision and Values

Upstate Medical University MISSION

The mission of SUNY Upstate Medical University is to improve the health of the communities we serve through education, biomedical research and patient care.

Upstate's Mission: Healthcare, Education, Research

Health Care



As the only academic medical university for one-third of our state, SUNY Upstate is in a unique position to offer both high-quality health care and educational opportunities to Central New York’s 1.8 million citizens – and beyond.

At Upstate, we educate more than 1,500 students in our four colleges – Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Nursing – as well as on our Binghamton Campus. We also host 500 graduate physicians in our residency and fellowship training programs and provide continuing education to practitioners. Our fast-growing research enterprise is advanced by our faculty who are investigating more than 600 funded research projects.

Upstate Medical University VISION

United in expertise, compassion and hope to create a healthier world for all.

Upstate Medical University VALUES

University Hospital Vision

  • University Hospital will provide comprehensive, seamless and innovative patient and family centered health care to improve the health status of the communities we serve.
  • University Hospital will be the preferred area employer by offering an environment where employees and volunteers are personally and professionally valued, recognized and supported.
  • University Hospital will be a clinical center of educational and research excellence by continuously evaluating and adopting innovative practices in technology and health care.

Upstate's Diversity Commitment

Consistent with our mission and values, Upstate strives to attract and cultivate diverse and culturally sensitive faculty, staff and students.

Upstate's Commitment to Diversity