Columbia Postbac Premed

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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: May 30, 2016
• Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT
• Date: June 13, 2016 - June 17, 2016
• Date: June 20, 2016 - June 24, 2016