Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

“It's been very good not just for us to work with a diverse patient group but also for the patients themselves to be able to work with a diverse group of physicians.”
— Efren Diaz, Pediatrics Resident


Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in our residency and fellowship programs.

Stony Brook Medicine is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I). We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Our faculty, students, support staff and patients come from different walks of life (range of countries, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, and sexual identities), all of which enriches our medical community and the care we deliver to our patients.

Faculty, staff, fellows, and residents lead various DE&I subcommittees that work together to address issues and develop initiatives that promote an inclusive culture that serves all. Some of our initiatives include, but not limited to strengthening support and developing opportunities for groups underrepresented in medicine, and community outreach.


Graduate Medical Education


Diversity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee offers education, training, and support to members of the department at all levels. We are committed to the mentorship of trainees from underrepresented minorities, faculty and staff recruitment, departmental and medical school-wide DEI initiatives, and community outreach programs.


URM Pipeline and Community Outreach Programs

Premedical Access to the Clinical Experience Program

The Pre-medical Access to the Clinical Experience (PACE) program allows Stony Brook underrepresented minority undergraduate students who are in their junior and senior years and have self-identified as a pre-med student to shadow Stony Brook School of Medicine faculty members in private practices, and in the hospital, in order to increase their exposure to clinical experiences and their ability to successfully apply to medical school. Radiology faculty and residents participate in this program as mentors.

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Doctors of Tomorrow Scholarship Program

The Doctors Of Tomorrow Program (D.O.T.) is a county-wide High School senior student educational program run by the Suffolk Academy of Medicine, to provide personal, firsthand, encouraging information on what it takes to become a doctor. The program consists of an Introductory Symposium, an Essay Contest, and “A Day With a Doctor”. Department of Radiology faculty participates in this program as a member of the DOT evaluation committee and a volunteer physician preceptor.

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Stony Brook Health Outreach and Medical Education (SB HOME) program
SB HOME is a medical-student-run, physician-supervised free clinical affiliated with the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. The program provides high-quality and comprehensive primary care to uninsured adults on Long Island at no cost. SB HOME is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the underserved community in Suffolk County by:

  • increasing access to free, dependable, and comprehensive health services
  • empowering individuals and families through education and social services
  • training future clinicians in culturally competent and compassionate care

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The Undergraduate Clinical Experience Program (UCEP)

The Undergraduate Clinical Experience Program (UCEP) is run by SB HOME (Stony Brook Health Outreach and Medical Education), a student-run free clinic affiliated with Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook. The program is designed to provide clinical exposure to Stony Brook undergraduates, give them the opportunity to work with patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, and educate them on fundamental clinical skills.

Students will attend a number of workshops pertaining to different medical specialties and the medical school application process. They will also shadow medical students and attending physicians who work at the clinic.

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RSOM - Dr. Aldustus E. Jordan Black and Latinx Students and Alumni Network

Aims to align Black and Latinx students, residents/fellows and post-graduates with faculty in their respective field of interest for mentorship and professional networking with the goal to be well prepared to advance the frontiers of research, education, clinical practice and advocacy. To also establish and nurture a social, political, educational and professional link between Alumni and Students of African (Continental and Diasporic) and/or Latinx descent. To maintain a network among Black and Latinx in medicine including faculty, staff, trainees, students and alumni at Stony Brook Renaissance school of medicine. To support and foster the advancement of its member’s careers while also enhancing the pipeline for future leaders in healthcare, medicine and science.

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The Office of Equity and Access (OEA)

LGBTQ* Services
Helps to address the needs of the LGBTQ* community, including patients, faculty, staff and trainees. 

Office of Faculty, Staff and Student Diversity for the Health Sciences

Office of Multicultural Affairs
Programs, services, learning experiences, and opportunities for all members of the Stony Brook University campus.

UNITI Cultural Center
Our multicultural center promoting diversity and inclusion within the Stony Brook community.