Welcome to Downstate - Admission's Letter

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to the SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and congratulations on making it this far in the application process. On behalf of the Downstate student chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, I would like to welcome you to our campus. The AOA Honor Medical Society wishes you a successful interview day. 

We would like to share with you the many qualities of SUNY Downstate that make it an excellent place to attend medical school.  From our state-of-the-art anatomy labs and integrated new curriculum to our dedicated faculty and staff, you are sure to graduate with an excellent medical education.  Most importantly, Downstate’s diverse student body and hospital sites provide every student with a unique academic experience found nowhere else in the country.  Our students consistently demonstrate a dedication to service and, in doing so, gain unparalleled clinical experience that is reflected in their residency matches and medical careers. 

The AOA Honor Medical Society was founded in 1902 and is the only national medical honor society.  Election to AOA is a lifelong honor that signifies a lasting commitment to scholarship, leadership, professionalism and service. Membership in the society confers recognition for a physician’s dedication to the profession and art of healing.

We hope you have an enjoyable time here at SUNY Downstate. To find out more about the Downstate AOA chapter, you may visit us at www.downstateaoa.com. We welcome any questions or comments that you may have about our school and our program. Please feel free to email us at downstateaoa@gmail.com.

Best wishes to you on your journey.

Cristina Sorrento, MS4
President, Alpha Omega Alpha SUNY Downstate Chapter