Columbia Postbac Premed

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

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: August 22, 2017 - August 24, 2017
• Date: August 28, 2017 - September 03, 2017
• Date: August 29, 2017 - August 31, 2017