SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Office of Diversity & Inclusion
In partnership with the University Hospital of Brooklyn, ODI pursues the maintenance and expansion of culturally competent healthcare in our patient and family centered care.Find out More »
One of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion's first global outreach projects, the Women's University in Africa Book Donation Project, began in 2010. The book donation drive, now in its third year, has helped to stock the library in Zimbabwe's, Women's University in Africa with over 1,300 pounds of books.Find out More »
Welcome to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.
As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population – over 2.3 million people – and one that is among the most diverse in the world. Nationally, our medical school ranks ninth in the number of graduates who are now engaged in academic medicine. University Hospital of Brooklyn is the borough's only hospital located at an academic medical center. The 21st Century at the SUNY Downstate Medical Center brings renewed dedication to diversity in healthcare, healthcare education, and to serving the people of Brooklyn through our three-fold mission of education, research, and patient care.
The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center (DMC) remains committed to diversity and inclusive excellence in faculty, staff, and student recruitment, development, promotion and retention. Diversity is recognizing and respecting differences in individuals, cultures, languages, political beliefs, and ideologies. In this important effort, DMC's Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides oversight, leadership, guidance, information, consultation, coordination, and assistance to Downstate's various constituencies in respecting cultural differences, languages, political beliefs, and ideologies, in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of its faculty, staff, and students.