Student and Alumni Profiles

Postbac 101

Postbac 101 is a weekly workshop series exploring best practices and common pitfalls of applicants to medical school and other health programs. It is open to all GS students (including undergraduate students) but it is geared toward students who are in their first term and/or who are new to the premed process at GS. A new topic will be introduced each Friday, and the session will be repeated the following Monday. You are welcome to attend either section from week to week, based on what best fits with your schedule.

Throughout the academic year, GS Student Life, the Dean of Students Office, and the Postbac Premed Program Office host a variety of events for the GS community in which Student Life volunteers may be involved.

Registration is open to all students for the fall 2021 six week zero-point workshop in Narrative Medicine; GS UN0007, Section 001, Call Number 18896 - "Narrative Medicine Workshop."

GS is pleased to announce that 17 alumni were recently nominated to join the Board of the GS Alumni Association (GSAA). With 40 members representing class years that span four decades, the Board strives to enhance the GS experience for alumni from the beginning of their journey as students throughout their lives as members of the worldwide Columbia community.

Students are invited to apply for a locker in Lerner Hall for the fall semester, spring semester, or academic year. A limited number of lockers are available.

The Office of Admissions and the University Visitors Center are looking for Admissions Ambassadors/Tour Guides to represent GS, specifically the Dual BA degree programs (Sciences Po and Tel Aviv) and the Postbac Premed Program.

Application Open: Monday, September 6
Application Deadline: Friday, September 24

The GS Prehealth Network Program is designed for Postbac and prehealth undergraduate students at The Columbia University School of General Studies who self-identify as underrepresented in medicine.

Postbac Premed Program student Giancarlo Barrios reflects on his journey to the program and the importance of bringing mental health resources to underserved communities. 

The Columbia University Data Science Institute is pleased to announce that the Data Science Institute (DSI) and Data For Good Scholars Programs for Fall 2021 are open for applications.

The School of General Studies is seeking a student to work as a digital content assistant.

Application Deadline: Mon., Sept. 27
Start Date: ASAP

In March 2020, Columbia University shifted to a remote format in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, new students were welcomed virtually and the Columbia community remained connected through virtual courses, programming, and support services. Eighteen months later, the School of General Studies was able to welcome the entire community back to campus for a robust week of programming at Fall 2021 New Student Orientation. 

The Harris Matrix, invented by alumnus Dr. Edward Cecil Harris ’71GS, continues to play an important role in archaeology, and has recently been translated into Arabic by Baraa Seraj Eddin and Tareq Awwad, a visiting fellow at the Columbia Global Center in Amman.

Postbac 101 is a weekly workshop series exploring best practices and common pitfalls of applicants to medical school and other health programs. It is open to all GS students (including undergraduate students) but it is geared toward students who are in their first term and/or who are new to the premed process at GS. A new topic will be introduced each Friday, and the session will be repeated the following Monday. You are welcome to attend either section from week to week, based on what best fits with your schedule.

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