Student Supported Programs
Providing financial support to the college and our medical students is our top priority. Many of the programs we support enhances the students’ quality of experience while attending Downstate. Some of our top programing includes:
- Tuition Scholarships –
Tuition is $40,160+ alone, not including living expenses. Many students come from families that have income below $60,000. Our scholarships are based on financial need.
- Student Summer Research Fellowships –
Support for students to conduct full-time research for eight weeks (during the summer following the first year) to promote interest in research.
- White Coat Ceremony –
The annual event to welcome all first year students into the medical profession with an inspirational presentation from an accomplished alumnus/a, and the distribution of white coats.
- The Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic –
Community clinic initiated by medical students to serve the Brooklyn local population with no insurance.
The Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic website
- Full Year Research Scholarship –
For medical student to devote one full year of rigorous scientific research on project approved by faculty and alumni committee.
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- Student Travel Grants –
Support to enable students to present their original work at national conferences.
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- All student inquiries about research support that do not fit the category of either Summer Research Scholarships OR Full year research scholarships shall be initially referred to the Coordinator of Research Review for our Alumni Association; at present, that position is held by Richard Sadovsky, MD.
- Students requesting support from the Alumni Association at Board Meetings should:
- Initially prepare a written request for support, noting purpose of request, who will be involved, result intended from project/activity, number of students involve, for which class, anticipated outcome, relationship to required curriculum, and budget justification. Supporting evidence that this project/activity will be useful to fellow students is strongly suggested.
- Students should ensure they make every effort to minimize costs
- Students should meet with an on-campus member of the Alumni Association Board to discuss their request. If acceptable for consideration, they will have the opportunity to present 4-5 minutes to make their case at the Board Meeting
- Successful applicants for support must provide a report of the results of the funded activity/project within one year of completion.