Modern medical education was invented here 150 years ago. We haven't stopped innovating since.
Of Brooklyn's 2.6 million residents, more than half are from minority backgrounds. Our goal is to train more physicians who come from the communities they serve. And equip them to treat the challenges people there face.
#6 Rank, by number of African-American faculty members, among U.S. med schools.
Out of 145 medical schools in the U.S., few have more African-American faculty members—or students. We rank in the 96th percentile of African-American graduates.
56 Areas of specialty offered.
In some specialties, Downstate has trained more than half of the borough's physicians.
2021 AΩA Award for Excellence in Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Medical Education and Patient Care
This award recognizes medical schools (and their associated AΩA Chapter) that demonstrate exemplary leadership, innovation, and engagement in fostering an inclusive culture that transforms the ideals of inclusion, diversity, and equity into successful programs that support medical student, house staff, and faculty diversity in service to the community.