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Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University: Fact Sheet

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The Stony Brook University School of Medicine is now the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in recognition of more than $500 million dollars in generous philanthropic investments by 111 Renaissance Technologies families in Stony Brook University – including the School of Medicine – over the past 35 years, including gifts through a $600 million Campaign for Stony Brook, the largest campaign in the history of the State University of New York (SUNY) system.

Here are facts that speak to this important announcement:

Mission Focus

Three critical mission goals of the Renaissance School of Medicine:

  1. Train the next generation of committed, curious and highly capable physicians
  2. Advance our understanding of the origins of human health and disease
  3. Deliver world-class, compassionate healthcare

Medical Education

  • 500+ medical students trained annually
  • 750+ medical residents and fellows trained annually
  • 57 ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education) accredited residencies and fellowships in a broad range of specialties
  • Public medical school providing medical students with a uniquely diverse patient population for training to provide medical care in an increasingly global society
  • Clinical outreach, global health research, clinical electives and exchange programs for medical students facilitated by the Office of Global Medical Education with more than 20 partners around the globe
  • International rotations for residents in the Departments of Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine at various partner sites, including Chile, China, Ecuador, Japan, Madagascar, Peru, Rwanda and Uganda
  • 5 main care sites where residents and fellows train in various specialties:
    •  Stony Brook University Hospital
    •  Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
    •  Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
    •  Northport VA Medical Center
    •  Nassau University Medical Center
  • In 2016, entered strategic partnership with Mount Sinai Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine in Manhattan for collaborative education, research and clinical care programs

Impact of Medical Research

  • #1 ranked public medical school in the State of New York and 57th in the nation among research medical schools (Source: U.S. News & World Report)
  • Part of Stony Brook University, one of 62 members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), the invitation-only organization of the best research universities in North America
  • World-class, National Institutes of Health-sponsored research programs in neurological diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, biomedical imaging, regenerative medicine and infectious diseases, among many other topics
  • 25 percent increase in research funding since 2010
  • $90 million in funded research annually
  • 4 major innovations by Stony Brook researchers:
    •  Developed the Nobel Prize-winning technology that led to the MRI
    •  Helped develop the technology for PET scans
    •  Created technology for 3D virtual colonoscopy
    •  Discovered the cause of Lyme disease
  • Groundbreaking new medications developed by Stony Brook researchers include:
    •  ReoPro® (a drug used for cardiac angioplasty)
    •  Periostat® (a drug used for periodontal disease)
    •  Xiaflex® (a drug used to treat Dupuytren’s disease)

Reach of Clinical Care

Residents deliver medical care at Stony Brook Medicine:

  •  More than 33,000 inpatient visits
  •  More than 104,000 emergency room visits
  •  More than 950,000 outpatient visits

Growth and Development of Faculty and Scholars

  • 22.3 percent increase in faculty over past five years (from 739 to 904)
  • Increase in endowed chairs from 7 to 22 over past five years
  • 10 faculty selected as inaugural members of Donoho Academy of Clinical and Educational Scholars (ACES) – funded by a generous gift from Miki and David Donoho – to provide continuous career development for clinician-educators. Faculty mentoring programs and series of three one-year fellowships began July 2017.

Student Success by the Numbers

  • Fall 2018 matriculating class:
    •  136 students selected from 4,816 applications
    •  60 percent of incoming students from New York State
    •  26 percent of matriculating class from lower socioeconomic background
    •  3.80 cumulative GPA
  • – 90th percentile overall MCAT average score
  • 98 percent pass rate for graduates on national medical licensure examination (vs. 97 percent national average)
  • 26 percent of graduates placed in Top 20 residency programs for the past two years
  • 49 percent of graduates placed in residencies in New York State

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  • Hello,
    I am interested in learning the details of donating my body to the Renaissance School of Medicine upon my demise for teaching or research purposes. I assume there is a formal protocol and various legalities that must be in place. Frankly, I am not aware if the medical school is even seeking such donations, much less all the right questions to ask, but want to
    pursue the practical possibility.
    I hope you can respond to this request for information. Thank you.

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