SUNY Chancellor Johnson Statement Congratulating SUNY Downstate Medical Center

February 22, 2019

"Congratulations to SUNY Downstate Medical Center on being ranked 4th among top medical schools across the country for training our future physicians. This recognition shows the deep commitment SUNY Downstate has to educating and supporting its medical students and providing high quality healthcare to its surrounding community.

I am proud of SUNY Downstate, its leaders, and students, and I applaud the medical center on receiving this well-deserved ranking."

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