School of Medicine >   Mission Statement

Overview Stony Brook University's School of Medicine is located in the Health Sciences Center on the east side of Nicolls Road in Stony Brook, New York. The Health Sciences Center was established in 1972 to address the shortage of health care professionals and to improve access to the most sophisticated types of medical care for the residents of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Medical School was conceived in 1963 and admitted its first class in 1971. The School of Medicine consists of seven basic science and eighteen clinical departments that have the responsibility for pre-clinical and clinical instruction of students in all the schools of the Health Sciences Center, as well as university-wide responsibility to students in other schools on the campus. The School of Medicine also provides graduate, post-graduate, and continuing education.
Mission The primary goal of the School of Medicine at Stony Brook University is to educate caring and skilled physicians who are well-prepared to enter graduate and specialty training programs. Graduates understand, value and apply the scientific method to the solution of clinical problems. They integrate clinical, biomedical and behavioral knowledge to promote the health and well-being of patients and communities. They value lifelong learning and locate, evaluate critically and integrate new scientific and clinical findings that advance the practice of medicine. They provide highly competent and compassionate, patient-centered care while demonstrating the highest level of professionalism and sensitivity to the diverse personal and cultural contexts in which medical care is delivered. These goals are also embraced by our graduate and specialty training programs that are designed to educate medical specialists and investigators in the biomedical and clinical sciences to be well-prepared to advance the frontiers of research, clinical practice and education.
Goals

Educational: Achieve excellence in education of students for careers in medical practice or research by providing broad knowledge and skills, developing appropriate professional behavior, and preparing students for continued intellectual growth.

Research: Advance medical knowledge by conducting active programs in basic and applied research.

Service: Provide the highest quality of medical care, as well as ensure access to health and educational services for the local, national, and international communities.

Competencies
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  1. Effective Communication
  2. Professionalism, Ethics and Personal Values
  3. Self-awareness, Self-care, and Personal Growth
  4. Medical Knowledge
  5. Clinical Skills
  6. Prevention, Diagnosis and Management
  7. Problem-solving
  8. Lifelong Learning
  9. Social and Community Contexts of Healthcare
  10. Systems-based Practice
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Methodology National leadership in education will be evinced by exceptional teaching of:
  • Future MD practitioners, the majority of whom will function as generalists.
  • MD and MD/PhD clinical investigators for academic careers.
  • PhD biomedical scientists for research careers.
  • Residents (GME), the majority of whom will practice as generalists.Established practitioners (CME), many of who will seek retraining as generalists.

All educational activities will ensure:

  • Enrollment of qualified students from underrepresented minority groups.
  • Optimal utilization of relevant institutions and facilities within our consortium.
  • Appropriate involvement of non-physician health care students and practitioners.

National leadership in research will be evinced by the:

  • Conduct of cutting-edge biomedical research.
  • Pursuit of meaningful clinical scholarship.
  • Conduct of relevant health services research.

National leadership in service to the public will be evinced by:

  • The application of contemporary medical knowledge to the care of patients.
  • The organization of an integrated health care system that provides effective, efficient services of the highest possible quality.
  • Maintaining public accountability for all of our missions.


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