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May 24, 2017

The graduates of the Columbia Postbac Premed Program celebrated Class Day on May 12, 2017, in Low Memorial Library. Faculty, administrators, fellow students, friends, and family honored the 112 graduates for completing this important step on their journey to medical school and beyond.

May 4, 2017

This year’s annual Medical School Fair, which featured representatives from more than 50 top medical schools, was marked by a momentous surprise for one exceptional Postbac Premed student. 

March 24, 2017

The 2017 Columbia University Medical School Fair is fast approaching and pre-medical students are preparing to make the most of this years exciting edition. The fair will take place on Friday, March 31 from 1 - 4:30 p.m. in Lerner Hall. 

November 28, 2016

Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program students will soon have greater access to Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University through a new linkage program agreement.

October 25, 2016

Earlier today, Dean Awn sent the following message to GS students and staff.

October 21, 2016

On Wednesday October 26, Columbians are coming together to change lives that change the world on Columbia Giving Day.

October 13, 2016

A memorial service for GS student Uriel Florez will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 4 p.m. in the Columbia University Faculty House Skyline Room.

August 31, 2016

Fall 2016 incoming students began their week-long orientation program on Monday, and were welcomed by the School's deans, administrators, and current students.

May 24, 2016

The graduates of the Columbia Postbac Premed Program celebrated Class Day on May 13, 2016 in Low Memorial Library.

March 23, 2016

The Premedical Association’s 2016 Medical School Fair at Columbia University was an impressive feat of coordination and innovation, bringing together 55 medical, dental, veterinary, and allied health graduate schools, and over 400 students from Columbia University, Barnard College, and other universities in the New York Metro area.

Feb. 5, 2016

Enthusiasm continues to build for the 2016 Columbia University Medical School Fair, which will take place on Friday, February 19 in Lerner Hall.

January 20, 2016

On Monday, January 11, 2016 the School of General Studies welcomed 58 new students into the Postbac Premed Program at New Student Orientation held in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall. 

January 14, 2016
Updated: January 19, 2016

The School of General Studies mourns the loss of three members of the Columbia community, including GS student Abigail Flanagan.

October 27, 2015

The Columbia University Postbac Premed Program continues to enhance its support for students by adding unique opportunities and events to its already-robust offerings. 

September 3, 2015

On Monday, August 31, 2015 the School of General Studies welcomed 144 new students into the Postbac Premed Program at New Student Orientation held on Low Plaza.

May 27, 2015

The graduates of the Postbac Program celebrated Class Day on May 15, 2015 in Low Memorial Library.

March 13, 2015

The School of General Studies mourns the loss of Postbac Premed Student Francheska De La Cruz.

February 23, 2015

More than 500 students attended the Columbia University Medical School Fair held in Alfred Lerner Hall on Feb. 20.

January 20, 2015

The Postbac Premed Program welcomed nearly 70 students at New Student Orientation on Monday, January 12, 2015.

November 13, 2014

Columbia Postbacs are not only fulfilling requirements—they are being prepared for careers in medicine—and the Postbac Program facilitates two programs that encourage students to look to one another for support, both in succeeding in their classes at Columbia and preparing for medical school.

Updated: October 30, 2014

Around the world, Columbians came together on October 29, 2014 to give back and pay it forward on Giving Day, raising a record-breaking $250,779 for the School of General Studies.

October 20, 2014

Around the world, Columbians are coming together to give back and pay it forward on Giving Day, which will take place on October 29, 2014.

September 3, 2014

The Postbac Premed Program welcomed new students at New Student Orientation on August 25, 2014.

June 16, 2014

Postbac Premed student Eric Mazel  ’15 recently co-authored a chapter in a new edition of Intracranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery, a comprehensive reference guide for medical personnel on current techniques for radiosurgery of the brain.

May 27, 2014

Graduates celebrated the completion of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Class Day on Friday, May 16 in the Low Memorial Library Rotunda.

May 13, 2014

Postbac Premed student Andrew Meyerson created Dig a Pig to help biology students study fetal pig anatomy outside of the lab.

March 24, 2014

The School of General Studies mourns the loss of GS student Harmeet Singh Sohal.

March 21, 2014

A presentation on "edutainment" in health, a poet choreographer, and a singing southerner were all a part of the second-annual Postbac Symposium on Feb. 26 at 8 p.m. in Hamilton Hall, which showcased the talents of nine Postbac Premed students.

March 6, 2014

The Postbac Premed Program continues to enhances benefits and support for students, adding advisors, linkage agreements and combined masters programs.

March 4, 2014

Postbac Premed Program student Michael Alas has worked to reconcile his passion for music with his medical studies.

February 28, 2014

More than 450 students attended the Columbia University Medical School Fair held in Alfred Lerner Hall on Feb. 21.

February 19, 2014

Part TED-talk, part talent show, the Postbac Symposium is a chance to celebrate the diversity of talents that Postbac students bring to the GS community. 

January 23, 2014

The Postbac Premed Program welcomed new students at New Student Orientation on January 13, 2014.

December 20, 2013

Through generous contributions, alumni and donors of Columbia and GS exceeded a match challenge for funds for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. 

December 16, 2013

Postbac Premed student Julie Pearson recently contributed as second author to a paper published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

December 12, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11, students, alumni, and administrators held a ceremony to dedicate and raise the official flag of the School of General Studies on the northeast corner of Lewisohn Lawn.

Posted: December 2, 2013

On Wednesday, December 11 at 3 p.m., School of General Studies students and alumni will gather on the northeast corner of Lewisohn Lawn for a dedication and flag raising ceremony.

December 2, 2013

Several Postbac Premed students contributed to a research paper published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.

August 5, 2013
Updated: December 2, 2013

Several Postbac Premed students contributed to research projects, the results of which will be published in The Journal of Emergency Medicine and the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, respectively.

Nov. 25, 2013

Over the years I have been accused of suffering from acute meleagrisphobia, an irrational fear of turkeys, which has led to my viciously maligning the domesticated version of the bird in my Thanksgiving emails to the GS community.

Nov. 25, 2013

Beginning this spring, Postbac Premed students will have the opportunity to enrich and diversify their premedical education prior to enrolling in medical school through the Combined Postbac Premed-M.S. Human Nutrition Program.

November 19, 2013

Postbac Premed student Kris Abbate contributed as second author to a paper examining attitudes regarding genetic testing.

November 13, 2013

Beginning this spring, School of General Studies and Postbac Premed students will have the opportunity to enrich and diversify their educations through collaboration with the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

November 11, 2013

Postbac Premed student Michelle Blumenschine recently contributed as second author to a paper published in the Journal of Child Neurology.

October 11, 2013
Updated: October 23, 2013

Around the world, Columbians are coming together to give back, and to pay it forward on Giving Day, which will take place on October 23, 2013.

October 7, 2013

Postbac Premed Student Stephen Petro is publishing his first book, Rationality, Virtue, and Liberation: A Post-Dialectical Theory of Value.

September 3, 2013

The Postbac Premed Program welcomed new students at New Student Orientation on August 26, 2013.

September 10, 2013

Victory Media has named the School of General Studies a 2014 Military Friendly School.

June 25, 2013

The Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program is now using a new online application system.

May 29, 2013

Graduates celebrated the completion of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Class Day on May 17, 2013 in the Low Memorial Library Rotunda.

May 9, 2013

Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program students will soon have greater access to New York University School of Medicine through a new linkage program agreement.

March 18, 2013

As a part of the clinical research requirement for the Postbac Premed Program, Holt Cutler volunteered with an orthepedic surgeon where he observed many surgeries.

March 1, 2013

A singing southerner, a spoken-word poet and a medical photographer were all a part of the first-annual Postbac Symposium on Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. in Hamilton Hall, which showcased eight Postbac Premed students’ talents. 

February 22, 2013

Postbac Premed student and Premedical Association vice-president Claire-Audrey Bayan was recently interviewed for the Columbia Spectator's Spectrum blog about how her visual art has taken on new life with her pursuit of medicine.

February 13, 2013

More than 400 students attended the Columbia University Medical School Fair held in Alfred Lerner Hall on Feb. 8.

November 15, 2012

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, from the Rockaways to Red Hook, GS students have provided relief to ravaged communities.

November 12, 2012

Columbia University students, alumni and veterans honored the service of U.S. military veterans at a variety of events leading up to, on and after Veterans Day.

November 1, 2012

News regarding the passing of School of General Studies student Khalilah "Leah" Williams.

October 31, 2012 at 11:45 AM

University classes resume, GS Offices reopen on Wed., Oct 31.

October 3, 2012

Columbia University is responding to the changes to the MCAT2015, which will test premedical students in both psychology and sociology topics.

August 30, 2012

GS Dean and professor Peter J. Awn and Victoria Rosner, associate dean of the Postbac Premed Program, welcomed more than 180 students at New Student Orientation on Aug. 27, 2012 in Alfred Lerner Hall. 

August 24, 2012

Peter J. Awn, Columbia University School of General Studies dean, announced on Aug. 24 that Tom Harford, Ph.D., was appointed the GS dean of students. Harford will assume the dean of students position on Sept. 15.

May 31, 2012

Dean Peter Awn announced that Dean Leslie Limardo will assume the role of Acting Dean of Students while the School of General Studies conducts a search for a permanent Dean of Students.

April 16, 2012

Former actress turned Postbac Premed student Molly Grassini and the Columbia University Postbac Premed Program were featured as a part of The New York Times Education Life article, "A Second Opinion: The Post-Baccalaureate."

March 26, 2012

Postbac Premed student and singer-songwriter Antoniette Costa recently released a new music video for her hit single which debuted on iTunes in June of 2010.

January 31, 2012

More than 500 students attended the Columbia University Medical School Fair held in Alfred Lerner Hall on Jan. 31.

January 11, 2012

The Postbac Premed Program welcomed new students at New Student Orientation on January 9, 2012.

September 2, 2011

Postbac Premed student and singer-songwriter Antoniette Costa recently released a new song that debuted at number 52 on the iTunes Top Classical Music Songs Chart.

September 2, 2011

The Postbac Premed Program welcomed new students during New Student Orientation from August 30-September 2.

June 16, 2011

This summer, the Dean of Students and Postbac Premed Office suite in 403 Lewisohn will undergo renovations that require the academic advising team to relocate to Kent Hall.

June 2, 2011

Columbia University held an admissions open house on Friday, May 27 from 12-2:30 p.m. for U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy sailors sailors during the 2011 New York City Fleet Week.

May 17, 2011

More than 115 graduates celebrated the completion of the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Class Day on May 13, 2011 in Low Memorial Library Rotunda.

May 2, 2011

Columbia’s Postbaccalaureate Pre-Veterinary Association participated in the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Run for the Wild, a 5K run/walk at the Bronx Zoo, held on April 30.

April 19, 2011

More than $1,800 was raised for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan at the Postbac Premed Spring Gala held at the Columbia University Club on March 25, 2011.

March 11, 2011

The School of General Studies wishes to express our sympathy and support for the people of Japan and all of the Pacific nations affected by today’s earthquake and tsunami.

February 14, 2011

More than 500 students attended the Columbia University Medical School Fair held in Alfred Lerner Hall on February 11.

January 31, 2011

Singer-songwriter and Postbac Premed student Antoniette Costa recently held an unplugged, public recording session at Legacy Recording Studio for her most recent project, "Track 14 Sessions".

January 26, 2011

Beginning this fall, Postbac Premed students will have the opportunity to enrich and diversify their premedical educations prior to enrolling in medical school through the Combined Postbac Premed-M.S. Bioethics Program, offered in partnership with the School of Continuing Education.

January 19, 2011

GS mourns the passing of Postbac Premed student Morgan Ashe.

January 11, 2011

The Postbac Premed Program welcomed new students on January 10 at New Student Orientation.

November 30, 2010

Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons and the Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program celebrated the creation of their first ever linkage agreement at an event last week.

November 1, 2010

Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and Columbia University College Physicians and Surgeons have formed a new partnership through a linkage program agreement.

September 10, 2010

Tara Riesner was a third-year MFA student in the Writing Program.

August 31, 2010

The Postbac Premed Program welcomed new students on August 30 at New Student Orientation.

June 23, 2010

A message from Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Student Life for the Arts and Sciences Dean Shollenberger.

February 1, 2010
Updated: May 20, 2010

More than $1,400 for earthquake relief was raised by 150 students at the Postbac Afterparty Haiti Fundraiser at Crocodile Lounge on January 23 at 11 p.m.

April 6, 2010

Peter J. Awn, dean of Columbia University School of General Studies, announced that Dr. Victoria Rosner has been appointed associate dean for the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and coordinator of academic affairs.

March 1, 2010

Holly Mehr '09, Mount Sinai School of Medicine first-year medical student, discusses the linkage application process.

February 8, 2010

More than 500 students attended the Columbia University Medical School Fair held in Alfred Lerner Hall on February 5.

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