State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine Review

State University of New York Downstate Secondary Application


The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine is a 4-year MD-granting program that matriculated its first class in 1860. SUNY Downstate was the first hospital to found a medical school that gave students bedside training. The College of Medicine offers students the chance to be involved in student council, yearbook committees, and over 75 clubs. SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine follows an integrated pathways curriculum to prepare students for six domains of competency. The curriculum uses multiple methods of teaching, including interactive lectures, lab work, virtual microscopy, and small groups.


The College of Medicine’s primary mission is to make high-quality education available to New York State’s next generation of health professionals. On a broader level, our work has the potential to influence the future of the medical profession and the network of social institutions that support the provision of health care. To do this, we must educate our students, preparing them to be competent and caring physicians in the scientific and social context in which they will work. Through basic and clinical research, we must advance the understanding of basic mechanisms underlying health and disease and develop new strategies for the prevention and treatment of illness. Lastly, we have the opportunity to serve as leaders of the health-related network in our community in order to foster quality health care for the residents of Brooklyn and neighboring boroughs.

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Dual Degree Programs:

  • - MD/PhD

    - M.D./MPH

    - M.D/MBA

    - M.D/MBA

    - BS/MD


We will be nationally recognized for improving people’s lives by providing excellent education for healthcare professionals, advancing research in biomedical science, health care and public health, and delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care.


Campus: Brooklyn

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  • - Annual High Temp: 62.3°F

    - Annual Low Temp: 48°F

    - Av. Annual Rainfall: 46.23 inch

*US average index is 100


Professionalism- We commit to the highest standards of ethical behavior and exemplary performance in education, research, and patient care.
Respect-We value the contributions, ideas and opinions of our students, coworkers, colleagues, patients and partnering organizations.
Innovation-We research and develop new and creative approaches and services for the anticipated changes in healthcare.
Diversity-We embrace our rich diversity and commit to an inclusive and nurturing environment.
Excellence-We commit to providing the highest quality of education and service to our students, patients and community by holding ourselves, our coworkers and our leaders to high standards of performance.

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