Columbia Postbac Premed

  • Former psychologist Daisy Tsao attends the Postbac Premed program

    "The study of abnormal behaviors has always fascinated me, which made the field of clinical psychology seem like the perfect fit for my interests. When I began to study mental disorders and..  Continue ...

  • Former event coordinator Tad Knier is a Postbac Premed alumnus.

    “After graduating from college, I interviewed for a variety of positions in marketing and public relations, and I was hired by Lehman Brothers as an event coordinator. I hosted events..  Continue ...

  • Former receptionist Blessing Nuga is a Postbac Premed student.

    "During my senior year at Tufts University, I took a public policy and health ethics class that required us to read, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Although I was immedia..  Continue ...

  • Classical violinist Ben Robison is a Columbia Postbac Premed Program student.

    "For the past 30 years, creativity through music has been my motivation. Although that is still true, I decided to pursue a career in medicine to learn how the human body’s biological..  Continue ...

  • Sara Leitch, journalist turned Postbac Premed student.

    "Growing up, I was always interested in science, but I was also interested in writing. As a reporter, I felt like what I was doing had an impact on my readers, but I wanted to make a differ..  Continue ...

  • Peter Sloane moves from theatrical design to medical studies.

    "While I attend the Postbac Premed Program part time, I am working as an over-hire technician at a New York City theatre and as a brewmaster for a local brewing company. I am also volunteer..  Continue ...

  • Chef turned M.D. is an alumnus of the Postbac Premed Program.

    “As the son of a legendary surgeon, I always wanted to become a physician. After cooking for my roommates throughout college, however, I decided to nurture my talent and pursue cooking pro..  Continue ...

  • Former consultant Yuri Castano is a Postbac Premed student.

    "After college, I worked as a strategy and management consultant, first for the Boston Consulting Group, and then as an independent contractor in the K-12 education sector. I also continued..  Continue ...

  • Bisundev Mahoto, from policy researcher to medical student.

    “I consider myself very lucky. Despite being born into an illiterate and poor family in Nepal, I have been able to study and work at some of the best institutions in the world, with s..  Continue ...

  • Lauren McCollum, poet turned Postbac Premed Program Student

    “I was first inspired to pursue medicine while working as a veterinary assistant. A few years ago, however, a much more compelling reason to pursue medicine arose—I was a liver donor ..  Continue ...

The Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States.

With an internationally-recognized faculty, Columbia's commitment to postbaccalaureate premedical and prehealth students is proven by a placement rate of up to 90 percent of our graduates in American medical schools.

• Date: September 17, 2014
• Time: 01:30 pm - 02:30 pm EDT
• Date: September 18, 2014
• Time: 04:30 pm - 05:30 pm EDT
• Date: September 19, 2014
• Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT