Statement of Accreditation Status

SUNY Upstate Medical University

  • CEO: Dr. Mantosh Dewan, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Lynn Cleary
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Melissa Hardin, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers » Four-year, small, primarily residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse (1/1/2000), SUNY Upstate Medical Center (1/1/1986)
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1952
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2019
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2026-2027

Contact Information

750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

(315) 464-4513

www.upstate.edu

  • June 23, 2021
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the additional location at One Medley Center Parkway, Rochester, NY 14622 within the institution's scope of accreditation. To note the Commission may rescind this action if any developments reveal additional information that might have affected the Commission's decision and/or the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 21, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • March 14, 2019
    To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2026-2027.
  • November 15, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due September 1, 2019, providing the status of any investigation(s) conducted by the institution or by state, federal, or other government agencies, related to the action of September 11, 2018.  To note that copies of the report(s) that follow from any of these investigations must be submitted to the Commission within 10 calendar days of their completion.  To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the evaluation visit has occurred and will be acted upon at the March, 2019 Commission meeting.
  • September 11, 2018
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due October 10, 2018, addressing recent developments at the institution which may have implications for current and future compliance with Standard II: Ethics and Integrity, Standard VII: Governance, Leadership, and Requirements of Affiliation 5 and 6.
  • August 27, 2018
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program (online Bachelor of Science in Nursing) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 25, 2015
    To note receipt of findings from the Office of the SUNY University Auditor in relation to the matter of administrative compensation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • November 20, 2014
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To commend the institution for the quality of the PRR. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2018-2019.
  • June 26, 2014
    To accept the supplemental information report. To remind the institution of its obligation to inform the Commission about any and all significant developments related to any investigation(s) into the matter of administrative compensation conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the FBI, the SUNY Administration or any other agency. Copies of the report(s) that follow from any of these investigations must be submitted to the Commission within 10 business days of their completion. The Periodic Review Report, due June 1, 2014 has been received, and the Commission will act on it in November, 2014.
  • January 7, 2014
    To request a supplemental information report, due March 7, 2014, addressing: (1) the university's compliance with all applicable government policies, regulations and requirements (Requirement of Affiliation # 5); (2) policies and procedures that ensure sound ethical practices including the avoidance of conflict of interest or the appearance of such conflict in all its activities and among all its constituents (Standard 6); and (3) periodic assessment of the integrity evidenced in institutional policies, processes, practices, and the manner in which these are implemented (Standard 6). To further request that the institution inform the Commission about any and all significant developments related to any investigation(s) into the matter of administrative compensation conducted by the U.S. Attorney's Office, the FBI, the SUNY Administration or any other agency. Copies of the report(s) that follow from any of these investigations must be submitted to the Commission within 10 business days of their completion. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2014.
  • September 3, 2013
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to include the online Doctor of Nursing Practice program (DNP) within the scope of the institution's accreditation. The Periodic Review report is due June 1, 2014.
  • March 1, 2012
    To accept the Commission-requested information report, and to remind the institution that the Commission must continue to be informed of any further developments related to its LCME accreditation. The Periodic Review report is due June 1, 2014.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope:
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope:
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope:
  • Additional Location
    Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca
    101 Dates Drive
    Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Additional Location
    College of Medicine Clinical Campus at Binghamton
    425 Robinson Street
    Binghamton, NY 13901
  • Additional Location
    Jefferson Community College
    1220 Coffeen Street
    Watertown, NY 13601
    Opened: 09/02/2009
  • Additional Location
    Rochester General College of Health Careers (part of Rochester Regional Health)
    One Medley Center Parkway
    Rochester, NY 14622
    Opened: 08/01/2021

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