Special Programs

The Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University offers several enrichment programs which enhance a student's professional and personal development.

The Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a combined M.D./Ph.D. Program that can be completed in six to eight years. It is one of the select programs nationwide supported by the NIH (National Institute of Health). Training experiences in both basic and clinical research are offered. Collaborative research relationships exist with other biomedical research institutions on Long Island including Cold Spring Harbor and Brookhaven National Laboratory. MSTP Students receive a stipend and full medical and graduate school scholarship that covers tuition, health insurance and fees.  For more information, please visit the website.

Scholarly Concentrations Program
The Scholarly Concentrations Program (SCP) is a four-year track opportunity for medical students to engage in and attain recognition for scholarly pursuits in related areas of medicine. Under this Program, students have the opportunity to do academic exploration in (1) Basic, Translational & Clinical Research, (2) Global Health, (3) Medical Humanities & Ethics, (4) Medical Education and (5) Medical Technology and Innovation. The program aims to align the areas of interest of students with the academic mission of the School providing a longitudinal area of work to the student experience at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.  For many students, this experience has been extremely helpful in identifying long-term career goals, exploring research project interests and in building an academic track record. https://renaissance.stonybrookmedicine.edu/ugme/education/Scholarly

Master of Public Health Program (MD/MPH)
The Program in Public Health at Stony Brook offers a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, which can be obtained with the MD degree. The mission of the Program in Public Health is to promote the health of populations at the regional, national, and global levels by developing the next generation of public health practitioners and health management leaders, as well as through programs of excellence in research, community engagement, and service.  Students will be able to select one of the three MPH concentrations - (1) Epidemiology & Biostatistics, (2) Community Health, and (3) Health Policy & Management - when matriculating into the combined program. Please visit the website for the MD/MPH Degree Program — https://publichealth.stonybrookmedicine.edu/academics/degreeoptions/grad/md

An MBA from AACSB-accredited Stony Brook University offers students both an excellent curriculum to prepare for success in a competitive business landscape.  What's more, Stony Brook's MBA programs allow students to plan their degrees at a pace that works for them, offering the flexibility that many students desire. As a medical student, you will be able to complete a 48-credit MBA with 6 shared credits from your medical program, for a total of 42 credits.  This is typically started after you complete your third year of medical school.  No GMAT exam will be required.  When you enroll, you will join other like-minded scholars in learning, team-based activities, and real-world applications of knowledge.  Our world-class MBA faculty and staff will help facilitate your transformation to a confident, educated leader.  Please visit the website for the MD/MBA Degree Program offered at Stony Brook University.

The Division of Medicine in Society is a division of the Department of Family, Population and Preventive Medicine. A major component of the division is The Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics. The Center sponsors regular Grand Rounds; an MA degree program in Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care and Bioethics that includes a joint MD/MA degree; humanistic reflections rounds across the Phase Two clerkships; and various conferences and research across the university.  Faculty from the Center serve on the Hospital Ethics Committee, and engage in clinical ethics consultation. The Center also organizes the Medicine in Contemporary Society course in Phase One.  Please visit the website for the MD/MA Degree Program offered at Stony Brook University https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/bioethics/index.php