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SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse is now known as the State University of New York Upstate Medical University. Commonly referred to as SUNY Upstate, the university’s origins lie in the Geneva Medical College that was founded in 1834. The Syracuse University took over the assets of this institute in 1871 and established a separate medical college. In 1950, this was taken over by SUNY and named SUNY Upstate Medical Center. It was christened SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse in 1986, and received its present name in 1999. The 30-acre campus is located in Syracuse, New York.

SUNY Upstate Medical University offers a large number of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in the field of medicine. The academic divisions of the university include:

  • College of Graduate Studies
  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
The athletics department of SUNY Upstate Medical University fields several intramural sports teams in basketball, dodge ball, racquetball, soccer, volleyball, hockey, and tennis. The students are also involved in clubs and organizations such as the American Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Internal Medicine Club, and Wilderness Medicine Group.

Profile of SUNY Health Science Center At Syracuse

SUNY Upstate can be found in Syracuse, NY (a medium-sized city). The school is a public institution. The Doctoral degree is the highest degree at SUNY Upstate.

Course Topics

The most common majors at the school are in medicine and nursing and emergency medicine.

SUNY Upstate Selectivity

SUNY Upstate does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted.


A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at SUNY Upstate are well-paid.

Student enrolment

In 2007, 1,273 students were enrolled in the school.

SUNY Upstate Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Medicine151medicine, neuroscience
Medical Support and Technology65health diagnostic professions, respiratory care tech, clinical lab tech, radiation therapist, cytotechnologist, perfusion tech
Nursing and Emergency Medicine55registered nursing, various nursing
Science20bacteriology, anatomy, biochemistry, biotechnology, pharmacology, animal physiology
Therapy and Counseling17physical therapy

Contact: SUNY Upstate

SUNY Health Science Center At Syracuse

750 E Adams St

Syracuse, NY 13210

General Phone: (315) 464-5540


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