The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) conferred the first Doctor of Medicine degree in the North American Colonies in 1770 and, for the last 242 years, has upheld the belief that "Of the Most High Cometh Healing."
The practice of medicine is a convergence of science, research and technology, which are elevated, transformed, and given relevance by physicians through compassion, listening, and a desire to reduce suffering and promote health.
Students at P&S are prepared to become leaders in the practice and art of medicine. Their educational experience is enhanced by a recent, fundamental reogranization of the curriculum, which occurs in parallel with an "unofficial curriculum," one that encourages a broad range of extracurricular activities that promote personal as well as professional growth and life balance.
We encourage you to explore the many research, international, community, clinical, extracurricular, and other opportunities available at P&S and its affiliated programs as you consider your future in medicine.
Please explore all degree programs and tracks in the Degree Programs section of the Admissions website which include:
- Regular MD program
- Dual Degree Program
In the Admissions section of our website, you will find more details about applying to P&S, including deadlines, requirements, and the various degree programs we offer.
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