SUNY Downstate is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn. For the 2.3 million people who live here, it means ready access to some of the best physicians—and physicians-to-be—in the world.

Leading for 160 Years. And counting.

In 1860, the College of Medicine that became Downstate was the world's first to bring medical students to patient bedsides. Today, we're changing education by not just emphasizing patient care, but student support, as well. The rigorous standard of our training remains the same. But we're doing more than ever to ensure your voice is heard through our student-first philosophy.

Trained here. Trusted everywhere.

More doctors in New York City trained at Downstate than any other medical college. We offer training in 56 specialties across our five schools and colleges, teaching nearly 1,900 students a year.

No medical center means more to Brooklyn than Downstate.


4,000 Number of employees.

We're one of Brooklyn's largest employers. Half of our employees live in the Borough.

303,000 Number of outpatient visits last year to our two hospitals and eight satellite centers.

57% Percentage of students who are minorities.

Nearly 70% of the students in our College of Nursing are minorities, compared to just 12% in the profession nationwide.