Upcoming Premedical Opportunities

Located in one of the leading health sciences communities in the world, the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program provides students with limitless opportunities to gain experience through an array of resources, events, and opportunities.

To enhance the rigorous academic curriculum offered by the Postbac Premed Program, students are encouraged to visit this page regularly for updates on upcoming opportunities available both on-and-off -campus.



Students are invited to attend Narrative Medicine Rounds, which are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the interface between narrative and health care.


“An Ethics of Care: Restorative Justice and Healing in Toni Morrison’s Late Fiction,” a Talk by Farah Jasmine Griffin

Date and Time
Wed., Oct. 2
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Talk & Q&A: 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center
School of Nursing
560 W. 168th St.
First Floor, Rooms 104/105
New York, NY

Tickets are free and open to the public

Additional Information

Playing with Life: Crispr in the Biosphere
Hank Greely, Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences
Please Join Us Either In Person (In San Francisco) Or Online via Interactive Live Stream
THURSDAY 8/22, 6:30-7:45 PM PST
Information/RSVP HERE

An Evening with Amrit Ray, MD, Global President, R&D, Pfizer
Alum, Amrit Ray, will reflect on various issues facing the pharmaceutical industry today
Please Join Us Either In Person (In NY) Or Online via Interactive Live Stream
Thursday, 10/10, 6:30-7:45 PM EST
Information/RSVP HERE

An Evening with Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation
Please Join Us Either In Person (In) Or Online via Interactive Live Stream
Thursday, 1/23/20, 6:30-7:45 PM EST


Venture Capital, Ethics, and Health
A Panel with Douglas Crawford, PhD (Managing Director, Mission Bay Capital), Robert Kilpatrick, PhD (CEO, Founder, Health Innovation For People), and Barry Selick, PhD (Vice Chancellor, Innovation & Partnerships, UCSF)
Watch the event HERE

Additional Information.

Online Chat with Med Students
Monday, September 16th, 8-9pm EDT

Ask anything you'd like to know about life at Michigan to a group of current med students who attended postbac programs.

It's easy to take part: Click this chat link shortly before 8 pm  – it may take a few minutes to install and launch the BlueJeans app if you haven't used it before. Turn off your camera and microphone and just use the text chat function to type in your questions when the session gets underway. Our students will answer your questions on camera.

Learn More

The American Medical Women's Association, Local Chapter at Albert Einstein College of Medicine will be hosting a Pre-Medical Student conference on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Lubin Dining Hall, located at 1300 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461.


Event Dates and Times:

  • Sat., Oct. 12 from 12 -  3 p.m.
  • Sat., Oct. 26 from 12 - 3 p.m.

For information, email:

Jennifer Mailey, Director of Admissions

Programs & Positions

The Language Services Department at Mount Sinai St. Luke's has developed a two day training program to enable participants  to acquire basic interpretation skills in the medical setting. Trained volunteer interpreters assist providers to meet the health care needs of our culturally diverse patients. A trained medical interpreter contributes to better health outcomes, better communication between provider and Limited English Proficiency (LEP) patients, increased clinician and patient satisfaction, and reduced legal risks. This program meets the requirements of the New York Department of Health and adheres to federal mandates and guidelines on cultural and linguistic appropriate health care.

The training will take place at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital on Saturday, September 28 and Saturday, October 5 both days are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, October 2 , 2019.

Interested candidates should contact Maribel Fiol at maribel.fiol@mountsinai.org .

The Gay Health Advocacy Project (GHAP) is accepting applications from students from all of Columbia's schools to become volunteer HIV test counselors and sexual health Advocates at Columbia Health Services.  Application deadline is Monday, September 16.

GHAP offers HIV testing and prevention counseling, STI education, birth control education, and peer support around sexuality and sexual health to EVERYONE AT COLUMBIA (all orientations and genders) during weekday walk-in hours at Columbia Student Health Services in John Jay Hall.

Students from all of Columbia’s graduate, professional and undergraduate schools may apply to become Peer Advocates.  During the training over the fall semester, Advocates learn about HIV, STIs, LGBTQ health concerns, and contraception, and are trained in peer counseling and education as well.  Upon completion of training, Advocates will sign up for a regular 1-3 hour weekly shift as their schedule permits.

If you are a good listener, comfortable with and interested in talking openly about sex and relationships, and are looking to volunteer during your time at Columbia, please consider applying to be a Peer Advocate at GHAP. 

Please contact the GHAP Director Daniel Chiarilli at dbc15@columbia.edu or 212-854-6655 with any questions, or if you would like to complete an application and sign up for an in-person interview.


Thursday, September 26, 2019, 6:30-7:45 p.m. 

An important event that is open to everyone & offers CLE (Continuing Legal Education Credit)Please register here.

David N. Hoffman, JD, core faculty member for Columbia's M.S. in Bioethics program & Adira Hulkower, JD, MS , faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will review & discuss current, cutting-edge legal, clinical, and ethical considerations for lawyers and doctors when their clients or patients ask for help at the end of life.

For participants who attend the on-campus session, this program provides 2 CLE credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice Requirement.

Information Regarding New York CLE Credits:

Columbia Law School has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board as an Accredited Provider of CLE programs.  Under New York State CLE regulations, this live non-transitional CLE Program will provide 2 credit hours that can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement.  This CLE credit is awarded only to New York attorneys for full attendance of the Program in its entirety.  Attorneys attending only part of the program are not eligible for partial credit.  Attendance is determined by an attorney's sign-in and sign-out, as shown in the Conference registers.  On final sign-out, attorneys should also submit their completed Evaluation Form, provided at the Conference.  Please note the NYS Certificates of Attendance will be sent to the email address as it appears in the register unless otherwise noted there.