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Priority Student Placement & Process


Following each request form submission, departmental leadership will review the request. Decisions will be based on each departments ability to meet the needs for the student’s education while still providing the same high-quality care to our patients. These placement decisions will not be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

You will receive email notification of either the approval or denial of your request on or before the notification dates provided with Important Application Dates.

(Approximately 8-12 weeks prior to the start date)

Please Note:

A student agreement between Upstate Medical University and your school must be filed before your placement can be approved. Please check with your school representative in order to verify that such an agreement is on file with Upstate.


Placement Priority

In regards to advanced practice student clinical placement, the following order of priority has been established:

            Priority 1:   Upstate Medical University College of Nursing (CON) and College

            of Health Professions (CHP) Advanced Practice students

            Priority 2:   Upstate Medical University employees enrolled in other advanced

            practice programs

            Priority 3:   Advanced Practice Students who are not Upstate Medical

            University employees or students



Important to Note

Limited Capacity

Only after the clinical needs for Upstate Medical University advanced practice students (Priority 1) and employees (Priority 2) are fulfilled will advanced practice students enrolled in other programs (Priority 3) be considered.

Additionally, due to the needs of Upstate’s CON and CHP, the following clinical rotations are not typically available to students that fall under Priority 3:

  • Family Practice / Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women’s Health

Maintaining Impartiality

Clinical requests may not be made privately with a provider. To ensure an unbiased selection process, applying students, faculty advisors, and/or program coordinators are not to contact providers in regards to clinical placements.