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2021 Admissions Statistics

Data courtesy of the Office of Student Admissions

SUNY Downstate’s College of Medicine is one of the most diverse medical schools in the country. The College of Medicine ranks in the 97th percentile in terms of African-American graduates. We also rank sixth nationally in the number of African-American faculty members holding a position at a medical school (out of 147 accredited allopathic medical schools).

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Student body by gender:

  • Women 49.1%
  • Male 50.9%

Student body by underrepresented populations:

  • 20.5% of our students are underrepresented in medicine, which is above the national average

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Recruitment efforts include:

  • Admissions open houses/ Information sessions
  • Off-site recruitment fairs
  • Student phonathons
  • Second look campus visits
  • Exposure/ Pipeline programs
  • Medical student shadowing program

Admissions/Residency Data 

2021 Match Statistics*

SUNY Downstate graduates do exceedingly well in the Residency Match. We have a 97% match rate. Below is just a sampling of where our graduates have matched around the country.

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Geography

2021 Graduates Staying at SUNY Downstate for residency programs: 33 (16.5%)

Those staying in NYC for residency (including SUNY Downstate): 84 (42%)

  • The Bronx = 14 (7%)
  • Queens = 1 (.5%)
  • Brooklyn = 36 (18%)
  • Staten Island = 1 (.5%)
  • Manhattan = 32 (16%)

Those staying in NYC Metro Area (Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester): 31 (16%)

Total staying New York State: 118 (59% of the Class)

Top States outside of NYS (partial list)

  • California -  10
  • Massachusetts - 10
  • Illiniois - 7
  • Connecticut - 6

Top Hospital Placements (partial list)

  • SUNY Downstate  - 33
  • Zucker School of Medicine/Northwell System -  22
  • Einstein – Montefiore/Jacobi - 13
  • NYU (including NYU Langone) - 10 
  • Rutgers (all) - 8

Top Specialty Placements

Over 60% or our students enter primary care residencies (i.e. Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN). Other top programs include: Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Neurology, Radiology -Diagnostic and Surgery -General.