Medical School Fair Draws Record Numbers

Medical School Fair Draws Record Numbers

Medical School Fair Draws Record Numbers

February 8, 2010

Columbia University Medical School Fair
Columbia University Medical School Fair
Columbia University Medical School Fair
Columbia University Medical School Fair

More than 500 students from Columbia University, the City College of New York, Hunter College and Yeshiva University attended the 2010 Columbia University Medical School Fair held in Alfred Lerner Hall on February 5.  The fair, organized by the Columbia Premedical Association and Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, hosted representatives from more than 30 medical schools and graduate schools in the allied health fields.

In addition to the Medical School Fair, Columbia students were also invited to attend a panel discussion about the medical school admissions process.  More than 200 students listened as admissions deans from Jefferson Medical College, New Jersey Medical School, University of Michigan Medical School and Washington University School of Medicine discussed the application process and  provided tips about essay writing, approaching disabilities and the importance of clinical and research work.  One of the highlights of the panel was the guidance provided about how re-applicants to medical school can improve their applications.

The afternoon panel, which focused on minority affairs, featured admissions deans from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Jefferson Medical College, New Jersey Medical School, New York University School of Medicinel, and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Topics highlighted during the panel included financing medical school, diversity initiatives, underrepresented fields within medicine and servicing underserved communities.

Both the Medical School Fair and Admissions Deans Panels are annual events.  For information about the 2011 Columbia University Medical School Fair, please email gspostbac@columbia.edu.

2010 Medical School Fair Representatives

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University Institutue of Human Nutrition
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Columbia University School of International Health
The Commonwealth Medical College
The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Jefferson Medical College
The Medical School for International Health
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
New York Medical College
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
St. George's University School of Medicine
State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine
Stony Brook School of Medicine
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
University of Florida College of Medicine
University of Maryland (Baltimore), School of Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
University of Minnesota Combined MD/PhD Training Program
University of Queensland Ochsner Clinical School
University of Virginia School of Medicine
US Air Force
US Army Health Care Recruiting Team
US Navy Medical Programs
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College