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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

School of Health Professions

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Health Professions is to educate health professionals in the delivery of excellent health-care service by developing their scientific competence and fostering their humane spirit. The School seeks to accomplish this by providing a challenging and supportive atmosphere for learning that offers opportunities for structured experiences as well as independent inquiry. Faculty contribute to knowledge in allied health through advancements in clinical practice, scholarly activities, and basic and applied research. Collaboration is emphasized among students, faculty, clinicians, and professionals in health care and related disciplines. Students are prepared for professional leadership roles through course work and professional and campus activities. The School fosters ongoing professional growth by sponsoring continuing education opportunities in several disciplines. The School strives to serve the urban community in which it is located by providing health services and education to the population.