The Stony Brook University School of Medicine was renamed the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University in November 2018, in recognition of more than $1 billion dollars in generous philanthropic investments by over 100 Renaissance Technologies families in Stony Brook University – including the School of Medicine – since 1982.

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
  • 68 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 58th in the nation among research medical schools (Source: U.S. News & World Report)
  • Part of Stony Brook University, one of 71 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
  • 30 percent increase in research expenditures since 2010, and a 46 percent increase since 2016
  • $118 million in funded research conducted during 2022-2023, including $73 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored research programs
  • 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

  • 22.2 percent increase in full-time faculty over past five years (from 966 to 1,180)
  • 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 2023 matriculating class:
    • 136 students selected from 5,470 applications
    • 77 percent of incoming students from New York State
    • 25 percent of matriculating class from lower socioeconomic background
    • 20 percent of matriculating class are underrepresented in medicine (URiM)
    • 3.89 cumulative GPA
    • 90th percentile overall MCAT average score
  • 98 percent pass rate for graduates on national medical licensure examination (vs. 97 percent national average)
  • 59 percent of graduates placed in residencies in New York State