Columbia Postbac Premed

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Lise Hazen, Instructor, Contemporary Biology Laboratory, Columbia University

    "What is most notable about the Columbia University science faculty is our high regard for students' intellectual curiosity and abilities. This regard for students was realized in 1933 ..  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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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: April 24, 2018
• Time: 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm EDT
• Date: April 24, 2018
• Time: 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm EDT
• Date: April 25, 2018
• Time: 09:00 am - 10:30 am EDT