Downstate Medical Center graduates in black and yellow caps and gowns.


The SUNY Academic Medical Centers provide high quality academic learning opportunities for their students with a hands-on focus. Training starts with a great faculty and positive learning environment.

University at Buffalo

The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences educates and trains students, residents and fellows in a variety of disciplines. With nearly 800 faculty, 27 departments, and students in undergraduate, masters, PhD, MD, residency and fellowship programs, the Jacobs School offers prospective students and other trainees a robust learning, research and practice environment and academic tracks to suit a variety of interests, from undergraduate programs to postdoctoral training.

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Downstate Medical Center

Located on an urban campus in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn, SUNY Downstate Medical Center includes the College of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, College of Health-Related Professions, and School of Public Health, a major medical research library, two biotechnology centers, as well as its onsite clinical teaching facility, the University Hospital of Brooklyn. This extensive campus trains 1,800 students pursuing  advanced certificates, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Master and Doctor of Public Health, D.P.T, Ph.D., and M.D. degrees and has a faculty of over 3,000 (including full-time, part-time, and voluntary staff), and a support staff of over 3,000. Its residency training and fellowship programs include 53 primary specialty and subspecialty fields, and over 900 trainees.

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College of Optometry

With a 20% acceptance rate, the SUNY College of Optometry offers highly competitive programs for training the next generation of professionals in Optometry and Vision science. During their training, students have access to over 100 faculty and 65 affiliated clinical training sites resulting in an average of over 2,400 hours of clinical experience per OD student during their four years and a board pass rate of 95%.

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University School of Medicine trains over 500 medical students annually, with a board pass rate above the national average (97% vs 95%), and over 25% of graduates placed in top 20 residency programs. In addition, over 600 medical residents and fellows receive training in a broad range of specialties. Students are taught from a growing world-class faculty, whose membership increased by 22.3% (739 to 904) and 15 endowed chairs (7 to 22) over the past five years. As a public medical school with five main care sites, five international rotations for residents, and global medicine education programs in 12 countries across the world, Stony Brook students work with a uniquely diverse patient population, which is critical in an increasingly global society.

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Upstate Medical University

Upstate Medical University educates and trains more than 1,500 students in its four colleges—Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine and Nursing—and provides graduate medical education to 580 medical residents in 47 programs. Upstate’s residency match rate for its medical students is higher than the national average (96.7% to 94.3%). Upstate’s Center for Global Health and Translational Sciences provides students with opportunities for research and medical experience in the field in such countries as Ecuador and Nicaragua. Through its Rural Medical Education Program, Upstate places medical students with physicians in rural parts of New York for up to nine months, so students can experience family medicine in small communities, where physician shortages are significant.

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