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Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University

Medical School

Mailing Address
101 Nicolls Road
Health Sciences Center, Level 4
Stony Brook, New York 11794
(631) 444-2113
School Information
The Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University was founded in 1971. Furthermore, "Renaissance School of Medicine trains more than 500 medical students and over 750 medical residents and fellows each year. The School consists of eight basic science and 17 clinical departments. Its responsibilities include the preclinical and clinical education of students in the five schools of the Health Sciences – the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the School of Social Welfare and the School of Health Technology and Management – as well as the Program in Public Health/MPH, plus the instruction of students across other schools in the University. The School provides graduate, post-graduate and continuing education degrees" (Source:
General Information
The Renaissance School of Medicine already offers implicit bias training and has committed to continuing such training. The medical school also will focus on recruitment of minority groups. It was explicitly mentioned in the Statement on Anti-Racism that the school will hone in on developing an anti-racist campus. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • The school will "improve underrepresented recruitment by providing financial assistance in the application process" and "mentor and sponsor members of underrepresented groups to pursue a career as physician-scientists."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The school intends to "implement continuing implicit bias training for MSTP leadership, interviewers, and students."
  • The school's Department of Radiology lists several Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives including "DEI Seminars" which are designed to "educate members of the department to improve key concepts of DEI, i.e. improving engagement, counteracting unconscious bias and microaggression, diversity and inclusion, and fostering an inclusive climate."
  • The school's Medical Scientist Training Program lists its initiatives in support of diversity which includes implementing "continuing implicit bias training for MSTP leadership, interviewers, and students."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The school's Department of Pediatrics Residency Program lists its "Diversity Initiatives" which includes enhancing "resident learning through integration of DEI topics into our formal residency curricula." In addition, "DEI topics and discussions" are integrated into the program's "Grand Rounds" and "Morning Report."
  • The school's Internal Medicine Residency Program Curriculum includes "Social Justice and Health Equity Education" which educates "about structural and social determinants of health, implicit bias and microaggressions, upstander training, anti-racism education, LGBTQIA training, health policy education, poverty simulation, and addiction medicine training."
Symbolic Actions
  • In the school's Statement on Anti-Racism, a commitment was made to "build a healthier and more anti-racist environment that values the contributions and well-being of students from underrepresented groups in medicine."
  • The school will "promote and value diverse representation of people at every level, including hiring diverse faculty."
  • The school will "discuss health disparities and systemic racism in our MSTP journal club and clinician scientist dinners."
  • The school's Department of Women's Health issued a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion "Welcome" statement and stated, "We acknowledge the structural racism that exists within the current framework of our medical system. We are aware that the current medical system creates barriers for marginalized communities to access care."
  • The school's Medical Scientist Training Program issued a "Statement on Anti-Racism" and stated that "Ongoing systemic racism affects the experiences of our community members of color. It is our responsibility to take intentional and collaborative action to build a foundation for anti-racist systems of learning."
  • On June 30, 2023, the school signed on to the Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) statement in response to the Supreme Court's decision regarding race-conscious admission policies, which stated the following: "The consortium of the 17 medical schools of New York State, is profoundly concerned that the United State Supreme Court decisions in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina will diminish opportunities for talented students pursuing careers in medicine and science. These decisions reject a longstanding precedent that recognized the compelling interest of ensuring diversity in higher education and may undermine recent advances to address inequities in medical education and research."
  • The Department of Radiology received a certificate affirming that the department demonstrates “their commitment to promote health equity in medical imaging.”
  • The Department of Radiology hosts the Diversity and Inclusion Committee which “offers education, training, and support to members of the department at all levels” and is “committed to the mentorship of trainees from underrepresented minorities, faculty and staff recruitment, departmental and medical school-wide DEI initiatives, and community outreach programs.”
  • The Department of Radiology offers pipeline programs for minorities, including its program, “Pre-Medical Access to the Clinical Experience” known as PACE.
  • The school hosts the HOPE program for “underrepresented and underserved communities on Long Island.” On May 22, 2023, the HOPE annual event was highlighted.
Last updated July 28th, 2023
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