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The SUNY Downstate College of Medicine is one of the seven medical schools located in New York City and the sole medical school in the borough of Brooklyn, serving its 2.6 million residents.
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine's Integrated Pathways curriculum addresses several core competencies - Medical Knowledge, Systems Based Practice, Professionalism, Interpersonal & Communications, Practice Based Learning and Improvement and Patient Care. Each of these must be completed to be awarded an M.D.
The college of medicine offers several pathways to graduation including joint degree programs and special tracks including:
MD Medical Educators Pathway
MD Clinical Neuroscience Pathway
MD Global Health Pathway
In clinical years students rotate at several different hospitals including:
In 2015, SUNY Downstate students matched to almost 18% of all offered EM/IM combined residency positions. 26 additional students matched to emergency medicine programs at institution including UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh.
The 2013 entering class averaged an undergraduate GPA of 3.7 and MCAT of 33. In the same cycle 5396 prospective students applied for 188 spots in the first year class.
The Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic
The Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic (BFC) is a student-run free clinic operated primarily by the students of the College of Medicine. The BFC offers care and health maintenance screening to the uninsured populations of Brooklyn. The clinic was renamed The Anne Kastor Brooklyn Free Clinic in memory of Anne Kastor who helped founding faculty member of the clinic and passed from ovarian cancer in 2013. So dedicated to the spirit of student run clinics, Dr. Kastor went on to become the Director of the Weil Cornell Community Clinic at Weil Cornell Medical College.
The clinic hosts an annual conference on health seen through the eyes of medicine, art, technology and community called BFC What's Next. The clinic has won multiple awards for its advertisement campaigns including a gold medal in conjunction with CDMiConnect at the 2014 MMM Awards for their "We Need U" campaign and a bronze medal at the CLIO Healthcare Awards.
The BFC operates several clinical, educational and outreach services including:
Women's Health Night - One night per month dedicated to issues of women's health
Work Physical Night - One night per month dedicated providing work clearance and helping increase community productivity
BFC Community Outreach - Engagement in surrounding neighborhood
BFC RISE (Routine Intervention through Screening and Education) - HIV/HCV counseling, syringe exchange counseling and harm reduction.
Emergency Response - Responsible for clinic mobilization in case of emergency (e.g. mobile clinic establishment in Red Hook during Hurricane Sandy)
Patient Education and Health Promotion
Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health
In 1992, Arthur Ashe established the Institute in partnership with SUNY Downstate intentionally. 
Downstate Ethics Society
In partnership with the John Conley Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at the medical center, the society aims to expose students to ethical issues surrounding all aspects of health care.
Other clubs and organizations
Clubs and societies at SUNY Downstate are not limited to the college of medicine but also involve the other schools at SUNY Downstate including the College of Health Related Professions (CHRP), College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies and School of Public Health. Clubs are tailored to a diverse range of interests including human rights, music, ethnic dialogues, ethics, specialty interest groups and global health among many other things. Keriann Shalvoy of the class of 2017 currently sits on the Board of Directors for Physicians for a National Health Program - NY Metro.
The College of Medicine is located at 450 Clarkson Avenue in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. Most of the preclinical learning activities take place in the Health Sciences Education Building located at 395 Lenox Road.
SUNY Downstate College of Medicine was founded in 1860 as the Long Island College Hospital school of medicine. The site where the Downstate Medical Center stands was purchased in 1946. In 1950 the State University merged with Long Island College Hospital to form SUNY Downstate Medical Center.
Notable physicians and researchers
Louis Bauer - Credited as "the father of orthapaedic surgery in the United States"
Henri Begleiter - Former Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Made important discoveries about alcoholics and their offspring.
Jeffrey Birnbaum M.D. M.P.H. - Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health. The director of the one of a kind HEAT program offering a wide range of HIV and transgender services to at risk youth in New York City.
Jeffrey S. Borer, MD - Professor and Physician in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is a senior editor of The Medical Roundtable
John A. Boockvar - Prominent neurosurgeon and Professor of neurological surgery at Hofstra-North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine graduated from Downstate College of Medicine
Howard Choi - Principal editor of the PM&R Handbook and Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at Mt. Sinai graduated from Downstate College of Medicine
Marian Dunn, Ph.D. - Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Center for Human Sexuality and member of the advisory panel for BetterSex
Richard D. Feinman - Professor of Biochemistry, medical researcher with focus on human metabolism. Dr. Feinman is an outspoken proponent of the low carbohydrate diet of which he has written several papers and a book.
Stephen Macknik, PhD - Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology & Pharmacology. Neuromagic founder, Scientific American MIND columnist and co-author of the popular book Sleights of Mind.