Columbia Postbac Premed

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Charles Rinehart

    "When I was in high school, I suffered from a string of soccer-related injuries—including a torn ACL—that forced me to spend a fair amount of time under the care of orthopedic s..  Continue ...

  • Luis Avila, Lecturer in Discipline-Chemistry, Columbia University

    “As a chemistry professor who teaches undergraduate students, I find that Postbac Premed students broaden the knowledge perspective in the classroom. Their experiential learning enriches t..  Continue ...

  • Former TV producer Jeremy Fertel is an alumnus of the Postbac Premed program.

    "A few years after Hurricane Katrina, I was down in New Orleans to shoot the season finale of a television series I was producing, which focused on the ongoing effort to rebuild homes and t..  Continue ...

  • Former linguist is currently a Postbac Premed veterinary student.

    "I have always loved animals and known that I want to help them. I was just not sure how. While volunteering at a local animal shelter the summer after my junior year of college, I realized th..  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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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: July 04, 2018
• Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT