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.

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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


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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, one of the nation’s leading urban medical centers, includes a college of Medicine, School of Health Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies and School of Public Health

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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.

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The Summer Institute Program to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research, an all-expense-paid research career advancement opportunity sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

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