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About Upstate CME


UPSTATE Medical University is committed to providing quality continuing medical educational opportunities that promote lifelong learning to primary, specialty and sub-specialty physicians throughout the region. This is accomplished by sponsoring activities that conform to the ACCME's Essential Areas and their Elements. Our intent is to enhance physician knowledge, competence and performance with the ultimate goal of improved healthcare and patient outcomes.

Content Areas

The CME Office certifies programs based upon professional practice gaps and needs assessment data to ensure that all offerings present current, evidenced-based information. Continuing Medical Education is offered by each of the clinical departments at UPSTATE as well as our joint partners and affiliates.

Target Audience

UPSTATE CME activities are made available to physicians, medical educators and clinical researchers at the local, regional and national, and international levels. The development of these CME activities is based on the specific educational needs of the faculty and practitioners at UPSTATE Medical University, University Hospital and affiliated hospitals/clinics. Participation of non-physician health care professionals is also encouraged and welcome.

Types of Activities

UPSTATE Medical University sponsors conferences, workshops, hands-on skills training, enduring materials, web-based conferences as well as regularly scheduled series such as grand rounds, tumor boards, case reviews and morbidity/mortality conferences.

Certifying an Activity

A minimum of 8 weeks is needed for the certification process.


Accreditation fees charged by our self-supporting, not-for-profit office depend on a number of variables. The length of the event and number of attendees are factors as well as the amount of time involved in completing the process to meet ACCME requirements.

Contact: Office of Continuing Medical Education
Location: UPSTATE Medical University, Weiskotten Hall, Room 216
766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-4606
Fax: 315 464-4422
E-Mail: [email protected]