Statement of Accreditation Status

The State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University

  • CEO: Dr. Wayne Riley, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Mrs. Annmarie Cullen
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Anne Wahl, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Medical Schools & Centers » Four-year, small, highly residential
  • Control: Public
  • Former Name(s): SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn (1/1/2000), SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1/1/1986), SUNY Downstate Medical Center (12/10/2020).
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1952
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2016
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2024-2025

Contact Information

450 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203

(718) 270-3814

www.downstate.edu

  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the first alternative delivery method program- distance education program (RN to BS) within the scope of accreditation. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action.
  • April 30, 2019
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include the second alternative delivery method program- distance education program (Master of Science in Physician Assistant) within the scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including New York State Education Department. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 17, 2016
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2018, documenting (1) steps taken to promote a culture of systematic, evidence-based planning and decision-making among faculty, staff, and administrators (Standards 2 & 5) and (2) further development and implementation of an organized and sustained assessment process to evaluate and improve institutional effectiveness and student learning across all programs (Standards 7 & 14). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2024-2025.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the progress report.
  • November 21, 2013
    To accept the supplemental information report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • July 26, 2013
    To request a supplemental information report due August 23, 2013, addressing the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation action of June 2-4, 2013. To remind the institution of the progress report, due August 1, 2013, on the implementation of the teach-out plan for students in the AAS degree in nursing program that will be executed by SUNY Farmingdale at the Long Island College Hospital. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • February 28, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To approve the teach-out plan for students in the AAS degree in nursing program that will be executed by SUNY Farmingdale at the Long Island College Hospital. To request a progress report by August 1, 2013 on the implementation of the teach-out plan. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • November 17, 2011
    To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2015-2016.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree - Professional Practice Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope

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