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SUNY Downstate Medical Center Graduate Assistant Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2020

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2.3
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SUNY Downstate Medical Center President  Dr. Wayne J. Riley
Dr. Wayne J. Riley
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Independent environment, a lot of freedom"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible hours, new york city

    Cons

    high real estate prices, ok neighborhood

    SUNY Downstate Medical Center2013-10-19
  2. "Downstate MD/PhD program"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    in Brooklyn. Lots of clinical experience, most of the faculty is very supportive of students

    Cons

    scarce resources, poor institutional morale, lots of bureaucratic issues, old buildings

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    SUNY Downstate Medical Center2020-01-23
  3. "Neuroscience program is very, very weak -- apply elsewhere, avoid Downstate"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Student Research Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the faculty is lively and gets funding; most are calcified and don't keep up with their field. Classes and training for grad students is of very poor quality and very basic, for the most part just a bit more advanced than college biology.

    Cons

    Faculty can be exploitative and abusive, but that's often the case in grad school. The trade-off is supposed to be that you're getting trained and learning the science as well as the profession, but at Downstate they don't keep their end of the bargain. Their website and brochures show many, many labs but in fact only a handful of the labs have money for a grad student, much less a post doc. And by the time you figure that out, you have invested quite a lot of time and effort and its too late to consider other schools.

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    SUNY Downstate Medical Center2018-02-24
  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SUNY Downstate Medical Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Health insurance benefits are quite good. Graduate student union is pretty nice.

    Cons

    Location, safety and also the overall culture can be a bit negative.

    SUNY Downstate Medical Center2016-05-21
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