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The College of Medicine strives to select students who possess the intelligence, integrity and personal and emotional characteristics that are considered necessary to become an effective health professional.
Students admitted to the College of Medicine should have the intellectual and physical abilities to acquire the knowledge, behaviors and skills taught in the program of study. The curriculum is designed to provide the general education necessary for the students selected for medicine. Students will learn the fundamental principles, develop critical judgment and apply principles and skills wisely in solving scientific and health related problems. Curricular goals and/or minimal graduation requirements have been developed to fulfill these objectives and to prepare graduates to pursue further education, if desired.
In addition to satisfactory academic performance in all coursework, students are expected to fulfill the non-academic essential functions of the curriculum in a reasonably independent manner. These functions are specified by the physical, cognitive, and behavioral standards (referred to collectively as technical standards) necessary for the completion of the program.
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine will consider for admission and advancement any individual able to perform pursuant to the standards, which are used as guidelines. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals with a disability in accordance with applicable laws and policies, while maintaining the integrity of program standards. Requests for accommodations will be determined on a case by case basis.
College of Medicine Technical Standards
The College of Medicine's curriculum is designed to provide the general education necessary for the practice of medicine. It permits students to learn the fundamental principles of medicine, to acquire skills of critical thinking and clinical assessment based on education and experience, and to develop an ability to use principles and skills wisely in maintaining health and treating illness. Curricular goals and minimal graduation competencies have been developed to fulfill these objectives and prepare our graduates to pursue any pathway of graduate medical education.
Students are expected to:
Students With Disabilities
Students with disabilities who wish to request accommodations for their academic program are required to complete the appropriate form prior to matriculation. The Office of Student Affairs coordinates arrangements for students with disabilities.
Students who wish to request accommodation(s) after they have matriculated into the college are required to complete the appropriate form available from the Office of Student Affairs. Please note that accommodations require time to process or to put in place.