Columbia Postbac Premed

  • 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 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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: March 03, 2014 - June 02, 2014
• Date: April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014