Welcome Future Physicians and Scientists

Thank you for your interest in the Pre-College Programs of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

The objective of Pre-College programs offered through the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs is to help facilitate a pipeline for underrepresented minorities and the economically disadvantaged interested in the field of research, science, medicine, and related health professions. We aim to expose students to basic and medical sciences; provide career awareness in science and medical professions; prepare students for college; and offer student counseling.

Each year we receive more than 3,000 applications from academically talented high school, undergraduate, and post-baccalaureate students who attend public, private, parochial, and independent schools. The admissions process is very competitive and a select few are invited to participate in our programs each academic year. If you are selected, the time you spend at P&S will be challenging and exciting. Pre-College students will also have the privilege of attending events sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. It is hoped that a long-lasting relationship will be forged between students and the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs.

Yours truly,

Samantha McLaughlin, M.A.