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Office of Graduate Medical Education

House Staff Office Services

SUNY Downstate is committed to ensuring residents have a high quality educational experience, providing every opportunity to have concerns addressed in a safe and just clinical and educational work environment free of fear of retaliation, retribution or punishment. 

Confidential comments regarding issues or concerns pertaining to SUNY Downstate's GME programs, faculty and the clinical and educational settings can be sent to . Comments will be reviewed and addressed appropriately by the GME staff and the D.I.O/Associate Dean for GME. The GME office will assure that your comments remain anonymous as requested. However, please provide a valid email address or other contact information if you would like a response or in case we need to obtain additional information.
We care about you, and we strive to provide you with an excellent training experience.
If you need us, contact or call or come by the GME Office.

GME Office/ Housestaff Affairs

Room BSB 2-74, Box 51
Telephone 718-270-1984, Fax: 718-270-2408

The House Staff Office serves as the administrative arm of the University's GME. It is responsible for assuring the University's compliance with the Institutional Requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The office serves as a resource to residents and faculty in the following areas:

House Staff

Credentialing — certification of each resident's required credentials (diplomas, transcripts, visas, etc.), and their placement in a permanent file to assure compliance with regulatory reequirements.

Privileging — administration of SUNY Downstate privileging system through New Innovations that records and tracks all clinical procedures required for granting hospital privilege.

Rotation Schedules — collects, maintains and distributes resident rotation schedules to affiliated hospitals.

Resident Contracts — administration of unified SUNY Downstate Resident contracts with educational program and with designated affiliate training site.

Visa Sponsorship — provides applications for J-1 sponsorship and advises and assists residents on visa issues.

Background Check & EHS Drug Screen Referral — Conducts background check on physicians salaried by SUNY and completes referrals for drug screening.

ID Cards — Issue Universal ID cards which give resident access to medical library, internet, etc.

Residency Management System (New Innovations) — data maintenance, coordination and access management.

Orientation — planning, coordinating and conducting orientation program for new residents.



SUNY Downstate/KCHC and Affiliates based programs:

Verification of Dates of Training  ONLY:

Training prior to 1992:   

Contact KCHC House Staff Affairs @ 718-245-2027 or 718-245-2026

         Kings County Hospital Center
         450 Clarkson Avenue      
         T Building, 4th Floor Room 4-73A      
          Brooklyn, NY 11203

Training 1992 to Present: 

Contact SUNY DMC GME Office @ 718-270-1984

State University of New York
Downstate Medical Center      
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 1229      
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Verifications or references that involve assessment of performance, evaluations and/or competencies must be forwarded to the department in which the resident/fellow trained.

             Please check the Downstate website for department contact information:    Downstate Programs

Verification or inquiries regarding liability, indemnification or malpractice claims should be directed to the SUNY DMC Office of Risk Management at 718-270-3768

               Risk Management Office     
               440 Lenox Avenue, Box 117      
                Brooklyn, NY 11203


All Former Long Island College based programs:

  Please click link to direct you to the verification process:     Residents and Fellows Trained at LICH