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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

The School of Graduate Studies

Mission Statement

The School of Graduate Studies is dedicated to the training of future scientists and academic physicians in the biomedical field. We aim to develop in our students an awareness of the current state of biomedical science, the broad needs of of biomedicine, and the special needs of our community. We aim to provide them with the tools to contribute to the body of knowledge in these areas and the skills to teach at multiple levels. To these ends, students take courses in subject matter related to the biomedical sciences while in the School of Graduate Studies, conduct research in the laboratory of one or more of our faculty to develop skills in conducting research that will contribute to basic knowledge, and participate in various experiences that deepen their understanding of research, teaching, and community.