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State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn


Formally known as The State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, but better known to our patients and Brooklyn neighbors as SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University, we are older than the Brooklyn Bridge. We trace our roots back to 1860, when a school of medicine was founded at the Long Island College Hospital.


Our School of Health 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.


The Office of Research Administration (ORA) provides oversight and support for all elements of Downstate's research infrastructure including the Pre-Award and Post-Award Divisions, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), the Office of Animal Welfare, the Office of Technology Commercialization, the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), Clinical Trials, and the Division of Comparative Medicine.We provide all research-related academic and administrative support functions for the SUNY Downstate community through the Research Foundation for SUNY. We work closely with sponsors.


Job Opportunities at SUNY Downstate:

  • Academic/Medical Faculty and Librarian positions
  • Administrative and Professional positions (excluding teaching and health care)
  • Secretarial and Clerical (including Administrative Assistant)
  • Health Professions Technical and Support Services
  • Research (professional) and Technical to include lab support positions
  • Maintenance and skilled trades
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Service positions to include laborer, groundskeeper, janitor and cleaner
  • Information Technology positions
  • Nursing

Student services

The Mission of the Office of the Registrar is to facilitate the educational process by assisting current and former students, faculty, staff and the public through:

  • providing accurate and dependable educational records
  • making registration processes accessible to all students
  • offering careful and accurate guidance and instructions; and
  • serving as a channel for accurate academic information for the campus community

Housing services

Living on-campus in the Residence Halls helps you better achieve your academic and personal goals. We offer an unparalleled opportunity to live in a close community, while being supported by a dedicated staff.

Library services

The Medical Research Library of Brooklyn can trace its origins back to the Hoagland Laboratory in 1845. Currently the Library provides access to about 6478 electronic journals and 1631 electronic books. Additionally, access is provided to 209 electronic databases. The collection also includes 388,320 printed journal volumes and 315,316 printed books.

ICT services

Student Information Systems provides and supports the use of campus student information system and related infrastructure needed for course registration, tuition payment and long-term student data storage and retrieval.

We offer high speed internet, premium cable and local phone service

Medical services

The Student Health Service (SHS) serves the health needs of the students of the SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition, it provides routine health clearance and emergency care for several thousand Downstate Medical Center employees.

Campus life

Located on a 13-acre urban campus in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate Medical Center includes the College of Medicine, which is the largest medical school in the state; a School of Graduate Studies; a School of Public Health; a College of Nursing; a College of Health Related Professions, a major biomedical research center; and the 376-bed University Hospital of Brooklyn.Downstate's Advanced Biotechnology Incubator is located adjacent to the main campus, on Parkside Avenue; its BioBAT project, for midsized companies and manufacturing, is located in Bay Ridge.One Rate for everything! (utilities, television service, wireless internet access)

Sports facilities

Included are a gymnasium, swimming pool, two squash courts, an outdoor tennis court, sauna, and whirlpool bath. An array of exercise equipment is available in the weight room including stair machines, treadmills, exercise bicycles, free weights, and a multi-station machine. 

Student clubs

Established in 1880, the Alumni Association's mission has always been to promote the interests and improve the effectiveness of the College, to foster fellowship among our alumni, provide financial support and mentoring services for our medical students, and to enhance opportunities to network. We invite you to visit often and explore all that your Medical Alumni Association has to offer.

The Global Health Club is a forum for students who are interested in global health to share ideas and resources. We aim to increase awareness of global health issues and opportunities to study or work abroad for the larger body of students at SUNY Downstate.

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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