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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

College of Health Related Professions

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Health Related Professions is to educate health professionals in the delivery of excellent health-care service by developing their scientific competence and fostering their humane spirit. The College seeks to accomplish this by providing a challenging and supportive atmosphere for learning that offers opportunities for structured experiences as well as independent inquiry. Faculty contribute to knowledge in allied health through advancements in clinical practice, scholarly activities, and basic and applied research. Collaboration is emphasized among students, faculty, clinicians, and professionals in health care and related disciplines. Students are prepared for professional leadership roles through course work and professional and campus activities. The College fosters ongoing professional growth by sponsoring continuing education opportunities in several disciplines. The College strives to serve the urban community in which it is located by providing health services and education to the population.