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Clinical Mission

The clinical mission of Upstate Medical University is distinguished by the fact that its physicians are faculty members in the Norton College of Medicine. In this environment, faculty members treat the most complicated patients, often in consultation with other specialists, host grand rounds for area physicians and caregivers and lead education for medical residents and students.

The Dean's Office of the Norton College of Medicine oversees the hiring and faculty appointments of medical staff who practice at Upstate University Hospital, its many clinical sites, and the appointment of volunteer faculty who also have teaching roles in the community.

The Chairs of University Hospital's 18 clinical departments all report directly to the Dean of the Norton College of Medicine. Upstate is the only academic medical center in Central New York and its clinical service area covers one-third of New York State.

For more details on our clinical mission, visit Upstate Healthcare.