Our Mission and Vision
The mission of the Pediatric Residency Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University is to enhance the health of our community through education, patient care, and research. We will provide comprehensive and compassionate patient and family centered care to a diverse community. We will bolster the curiosity of our diverse group of medical students and residents through positive role modeling and exemplary didactic and clinical instruction in an encouraging learning environment. We will advance the resilience of our students, residents, and faculty by promoting self-empathy and empathy among colleagues.
We're a fully accredited medium-sized residency program with a substantial referral area. As the only pediatric medical center in 17 counties—one of the largest geographic referral areas in the state—our doctors care for a large volume of children with a wide range of problems; from healthy newborn infants to adolescents with rare and complex subspecialty concerns.
Our residents become part of our family here in Syracuse. They come from a wide range of backgrounds and they establish tight relationships with each other and our faculty and staff. We are looking for residents whose broad and diverse interests and backgrounds match well with our team, and we place a premium on personality, communication skills, and diversity.
We take care of patients and families who come from a wide variety of backgrounds, from inner-city underserved populations to the suburban middle/upper class. There are patients who hail from the rural regions of the state to immigrant refugees from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Our residents care for these patients under the direction of a dedicated, accessible, and personable faculty. There's a lot to learn from these patients and families in a welcoming yet challenging environment. We have additional international health opportunities available to residents who are interested in this field of medicine.
Whatever your goals are, we will help you achieve them. Browse our pages and learn more about our training, our facilities, our city, and more importantly, the lives of the people who make this program an outstanding place for resident training.