Professional Development

Upstate offers employees several training, educational and professional development opportunities.


Online course system for both mandatory and optional training modules for Upstate staff. Blackboard

SUNY Upstate Grand Rounds

SUNY Upstate offers "Grand Rounds" which provide our Advanced Practice Clinicians an excellent opportunity to learn complex medical information directly from Content Matter Experts. Participation in a Grand Round lecture provides 1.0 Continuing Education Credits. All Advanced Practice Clinicians are required to complete 25 CEU's annually to maintain Medical Staff credentialing. Please ensure, should you attend a Grand Round lecture that you sign in as well as keep a personal record of the event, so that necessary documentation can easily be provided to Medical Staff as necessary.

For a listing of CME credits credits you have earned, please submit a CME Transcript Request form. Click here for the CME Transcript Request form.

The departments listed below provide monthly and/or bi-monthly Grand Round opportunities. Detailed information on Grand Rounds, including dates, times, locations, speakers and topics can be found on the Upstate Online External Icon website. Visit and click on "Calendar".

  • Advanced Practice Clinician Council
  • Anesthesiology
  • Medicine (Power Rounds)
  • Neurology
  • Nursing
  • OB/GYN
  • Opthamology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Orthopedic
  • Pathology
  • Pediatric
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

APPC Grand Rounds

The APPC Grand Rounds are held the third Thursday of each month (September - June) at 12:00 pm in E12405 A&B. Information and details are distributed monthly via e-mail to Advanced Practice Providers.

Physician Assistant Fellowship in Emergency Medicine

Other professional development resources

There are several external resources available for professional development and continuing medical education (CME).