SUNY Downstate Medical Center Reviews

  • 2 Reviews
  • Brooklyn (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $23,261
0% of 2 students said this degree improved their career prospects
0% of 2 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Maslow Bandura
  • Reviewed: 2/15/2019
  • Degree: Holistic Medicine
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"LAZY TEACHERS, BAD PREP FOR CAREER, NO RESPECT FOR STUDENTS. You can't transfer halfway through either so don't even bother applying. I met a midwife in Brooklyn who rolled her eyes at me when I told her I'm from Downstate, she said it's really unorganized and it's hard to graduate. One midwife in the Bronx said that it has a reputation of demoting students of color and they hold them back often to graduate late. This school claims that certified midwives (no nursing background) are "identical" to nurse midwives after you graduate but while you're taking the actual classes you notice that the teachers treat the non-nurses as if they already have a clinical background. So the non-nurses are totally lost while the nurses in the class are breezing by and understanding everything, because the teachers don't bother explaining everything fully. Like they expect you to already know the clinical parts of the classes, like you've worked in hospitals before. They also waste your entire first year on nonsense classes that don't mean anything for your career and then warn you that the next 2 years are really crazy, so you better quit your job. Excuse me, why would you tell us to quit our jobs in the first place like you're going to pay my rent and feed my kids? Second why are you cramming so many classes in 2 years when you're completely wasting the first one on crap classes? It's almost like the teachers were too lazy to put effort into our first year. I spoke to a bunch of people in the classes above me, they said the first year's a joke and then you get thrown into clinicals expecting to be a pro and they hold it against your graduation date if they don't have a site ready for you. And it's their fault if you don't have a site to begin with. It's too late for me to transfer, and I regret this place every second."
  • Reviewed: 2/14/2019
  • Degree: Holistic Medicine
  • Graduation Year: 2019
"No clinical placements for students! Don't waste your time. Spend more money, go to NYU or Columbia, you'll get your money's worth w/ better education, training, and guaranteed job after. Hospital midwives cringe when they know you're from downstate."