Welcome to Stony Brook University's School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM). Our school rests on the shoulders of faculty and staff with decades of cumulative experience in the following programs: Applied Health Informatics, Athletic Training, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, EMT-Paramedic, Health Administration, Health and Rehabilitation Science, Health Science, Medical Molecular Biology, Nuclear Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Polysomnographic Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Respiratory Care.
I am sure you realize, the field of healthcare embodies some of the most personal, yet oftentimes some of the most difficult, circumstances people face. Indeed, it is sometimes members of the healthcare profession who help guide us through times of physical and emotional difficulty by providing the hope we need to begin to pursue recovery and wellness. At the SHTM, we take both “health” and “care” to be equally important and mutually supporting objectives: health, as a product of skilled services and comprehensive expertise, and care, as the cornerstone by which these services and expertise are delivered.
I am pleased to tell you that the SHTM does not limit educational opportunities to direct patient care only. We take great pride in offering incredibly varied non-clinical and non-"hands-on" professions. In other words, there is a seat for everyone at the healthcare table; whether you choose to work on the front lines, or behind the scenes, we prepare graduates who can effect change on many levels in the healthcare industry.
Taking a proactive, interdisciplinary, and translational approach to learning, students gain knowledge at both of our Stony Brook and Southampton campus locations, and then have opportunities to translate this knowledge into practical settings, whether through clinical rotations, fieldwork, or through the Center for Community Engagement and Leadership Development. With outstanding programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, we train members of the health care team who embrace a shared vision of excellence in their field and compassion in their conduct.
The field of healthcare has never been in a more dynamic state, nor has it ever been more central to our societal conversations. The field demands talent, innovation, and quality to meet the needs of a changing population, and it is this talent, innovation, and quality that we at the SHTM both strive to recruit and to achieve. Irrespective of whether you have already begun a career in the health professions or are considering one, we hope that you will join us and help us pursue our commitments to excellence and compassion, health and care.
Carlos Vidal, PhD