Columbia Postbac Premed

  • Former event coordinator Tad Knier is a Postbac Premed alumnus.

    “After graduating from college, I interviewed for a variety of positions in marketing and public relations, and I was hired by Lehman Brothers as an event coordinator. I hosted events..  Continue ...

  • Former consultant Yuri Castano is a Postbac Premed student.

    "After college, I worked as a strategy and management consultant, first for the Boston Consulting Group, and then as an independent contractor in the K-12 education sector. I also continued..  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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Former TV producer Jeremy Fertel is an alumnus of the Postbac Premed program.

    "A few years after Hurricane Katrina, I was down in New Orleans to shoot the season finale of a television series I was producing, which focused on the ongoing effort to rebuild homes and t..  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 ...

  • Sara Leitch, journalist turned Postbac Premed student.

    "Growing up, I was always interested in science, but I was also interested in writing. As a reporter, I felt like what I was doing had an impact on my readers, but I wanted to make a differ..  Continue ...

  • Luis Avila, Lecturer in Discipline-Chemistry, Columbia University

    “As a chemistry professor who teaches undergraduate students, I find that Postbac Premed students broaden the knowledge perspective in the classroom. Their experiential learning enriches t..  Continue ...

  • Charles Rinehart

    "When I was in high school, I suffered from a string of soccer-related injuries—including a torn ACL—that forced me to spend a fair amount of time under the care of orthopedic s..  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 ...

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: September 28, 2016
• Time: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm EDT
• Date: September 30, 2016
• Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT
• Date: September 30, 2016
• Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm EDT