Columbia Postbac Premed

  • Former opera singer Astrid Marshall is an alumna of the Postbac Premed program.

    "I was part of an exclusive opera performance training program and for two years struggled to hone my technique and compete with top young opera singers for future opportunities. I was mise..  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 ...

  • Jacqueline Kim is an alumna of the Postbac Premed Program.

    "I have always been interested in helping professions, and I initially entered college with the intention of pursuing medicine. When I began my studies, however, I realized I had never cons..  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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Calvin Nash

    “Gazing into the rising sun after a 20-hour day of work at an intense investment bank can make anyone question their motivations. For me, I knew that I was more than capable of handling this ..  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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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: December 12, 2014 - December 19, 2014
• Date: December 19, 2014
• Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EST
• Date: December 22, 2014 - January 16, 2015