Renaissance School of Medicine's 50th Convocation

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For 50 years, the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University has been at the forefront of medical education, research and patient care. Our convocation ceremony serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment of our faculty, staff, students and alumni to excellence in healthcare.

This year's milestone convocation promises to be a memorable occasion filled with reflection, inspiration and celebration.

In 1974, the School of Medicine graduated its first class of 18 doctors. In 2024, it will be an honor to join 125 students as they graduate.

Medical education has advanced with technological innovations, curriculum reform, integration of evidence-based practices, and emphasis on interdisciplinary training, shaping a more holistic approach to medical training.


Stony Brook's pioneering research in basic science and clinical fields has yielded life-saving innovations, transformative breakthroughs, and unparalleled advancements, shaping the forefront of medical advancement.


The Renaissance School of Medicine recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, as well. Click here to hear from students, faculty, alumni and administrators about the school’s many milestones throughout its history.