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Our Mission

Upstate's mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve through education, biomedical research, and patient care.

Educational Mission

The educational mission is supported by the academic work of the four colleges:

We are committed to the growth of our faculty as educators for our diverse learners across all disciplines and levels of education. Students and other learners depend on our faculty as teachers and role models. Learn more about our offerings for faculty development.

Upstate strongly supports interprofessional education and offers many resources for collaborative interprofessional efforts. Learn more about our Office for Interprofessional Education.

Upstate’s Office of Academic Affairs works across all missions and details regarding accreditation, planning, evaluation and assessment as well as other key academic programming information are available.

Learn more: Academics at Upstate.

Research Mission

The creation and discovery of new knowledge through research is central to a career in academic medicine. Learn about our biomedical sciences programs, research CORE facilities, clinical trials, postdoctoral affairs, graduate programs, and how the institution supports research programs to ensure quality, continuity and success.

Upstate is home to the Central New York Biotech Accellerator (CNYBAC) provides a biotech innovation ecosystem, labs, events, mentorship, and other resources.

Learn more: Research at Upstate.

Clinical Mission

Upstate Medical University spans a large geographic area and offers care to patients in over 17 counties in New York State. With campuses in Binghamton and Downtown Syracuse, as well as the Community Campus, we offer expertise in outpatient and inpatient care. This includes primary and subspecialty care. The Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital is the only children’s hospital in the region. The Cancer Center offers state of the art diagnosis and treatment.

Learn more:  Patient Care at Upstate