The SUNY Downstate College of Medicine is one of the seven medical schools located in New York City and the sole medical school in the borough of Brooklyn, serving its 2.6 million residents.
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine’s Integrated Pathways curriculum addresses several core competencies – Medical Knowledge, Systems Based Practice, Professionalism, Interpersonal & Communications, Practice Based Learning and Improvement and Patient Care. Each of these must be completed to be awarded an M.D.
The college of medicine offers several pathways to graduation including joint degree programs and special tracks including:
- MD Medical Educators Pathway
- MD Clinical Neuroscience Pathway
- MD Global Health Pathway
The 2013 entering class averaged an undergraduate GPA of 3.7 and MCAT of 33. In the same cycle 5396 prospective students applied for 188 spots in the first year class.
Our College of Health Related Professions and College of Nursing also play a unique role in the borough and the city. We have the oldest midwifery program in the country, and we recently made history again by establishing a joint program between the two colleges that trains midwives who are not nurses. The College of Nursing is particularly proud of its role in educating minority students. Approximately three-fourths of the students are minority-group members, and many are recent immigrants.
University Hospital of Brooklyn is the borough’s only hospital located at an academic medical center. As such, it offers the most advanced and comprehensive care in Brooklyn. Many of its physicians are regularly rated among the best in New York City. Some are known throughout the world.
SUNY Downstate Medical Center enters the new century with a renewed dedication to serving the people of Brooklyn through its three-fold mission of education, research, and patient care.