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.
26 Students enrolled in HEAL.
Our Health Equity Advocacy and Leadership Pathway gives future doctors the tools to reduce health inequities in places overlooked too often in the past.