SUNY Downstate is the only academic medical center in Brooklyn. For the 2.3 million people who live here, it means ready access to some of the best physicians—and physicians-to-be—in the world.
In 1860, the College of Medicine that became Downstate was the world's first to bring medical students to patient bedsides. Today, we're changing education by not just emphasizing patient care, but student support, as well. The rigorous standard of our training remains the same. But we're doing more than ever to ensure your voice is heard through our student-first philosophy.
The Archives and Special Collections Department holds historical materials which document the origins, achievements and accomplishments of the Health Science University which includes the College of Medicine, the School of Graduate Studies, the School of Public Health, the College of Nursing, the School of Health Professions (formerly College of Health Related Professions) and the University Hospital of Brooklyn (1950- ) as well as its predecessor institutions: