"SUNY Downstate is the sole academic medical center located in the heart of one of our nation's largest, most ethnically diverse, working-class urban communities. With our schools of higher education, our goal is to train the next generation of physicians, nurses, health-care professionals and researchers serving our community and New York State. Through our research facilities, our mission is to advance the medical sciences to the community at large. Through our hospital and education affiliates, our mission is to serve the health-care needs of the 2.6 million residents of Brooklyn and Staten Island. Through graduate and continuing medical education, our mission is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for our physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals.
State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center is one of four academic medical centers in the SUNY System. The campus is located in the heart of Brooklyn--New York City's most populous and most ethnically and culturally diverse borough. Downstate includes Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Health Related Professions and a School of Graduate Studies, as well as its own teaching hospital, an M.P.H. Program, and extensive research facilities.