Education & Training

You don't have to look far to see Downstate's influence. More NYC physicians have trained here than at any other medical school.

Find Your Program

Our five health science schools and colleges are all a part of one university. Regardless of your program, you'll tap the knowledge of our physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, physical therapists, researchers and public health scientists. That's the Downstate advantage—both for you, and your future patients.

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Come to Brooklyn. Prepare for Anything.

Nearly 40% of Brooklynites were born outside the U.S. You'll tend to more diverse populations and cases in your few years at Downstate than some healthcare professionals will see in a lifetime.

The Downstate Experience

Care for the Entire Community

At Downstate, we're driven to serve the most vulnerable members of society and address the health disparities that plague communities of color. Because unequal healthcare is unjust healthcare.

57% Percentage of Downstate students who are minorities.

More than 70% of our students received financial aid last year, helping keep a Downstate education in reach.

7,400 Free health screenings provided to Brooklynites every year.

We bring world-class care to the entire community—even to places that are often underserved.

100+ Community service projects sponsored annually.

To understand our patients, we need to understand their lives. Students see Brooklyn up close through service.

Downstate Education News

September 29, 2021

SUNY Downstate Pilots Food as Medicine Initiative for Medical and Public Health Students

New Forward-Thinking Courses for Healthcare Workers at University Hospital of Brooklyn Focus on Plant-Based Nutrition and Medicine

September 27, 2021

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Appoints New Chief Information Officer

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University announced the appointment of Dennis Sutterfield as its new Chief Information Officer (CIO).

July 22, 2021

University Hospital of Brooklyn Appoints Dr. Caroline Rochon as New Surgical Director of Kidney Transplantation

Dr. Rochon returns to SUNY Downstate after most recently serving as the Kidney Transplantation Surgical Director at Connecticut's Hartford Hospital.

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