The P&S curriculum does not follow the traditional style of other medical schools. First of all, students can graduate in less than four years. The program at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons is divided into three sections: Fundamentals, which takes 18 months to complete; Major Clinical Year; and a 14-month program of clinics, electives, and selectives. Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons students are also required to complete a 4-month academic project before graduation. Some of the most popular areas of specialty include emergency medicine, neurology, pediatrics, and psychiatry. Individuals can complete rotations at nearby affiliated hospitals like the Harlem Hospital Center, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Concord, New Hampshire, and Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut. P&S also has the Columbia-Bassett Program for students who are interested in pursuing a career in rural medicine.
There are other opportunities for students to get involved outside of the classroom or hospital setting. P&S has more than 70 student organizations on campus. The school prides itself on having a diverse student population which has consisted of famous musicians and Olympic athletes. There are a wide range of clubs, including the Bard Hall Players, which is one of the country’s most active theater groups consisting of med students. P&S Club has helped many students get involved as volunteers as well. In the past, the club’s members worked to offer medical services to Eskimo and Native American fisherman. Students who enjoy extracurriculars, paired with challenging academics, should look into Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.
In State: 16.3%
Out of State: 83.7%
In State: 27.8%
Out of State: 72.2%
Average MCAT*: 518
Average GPA (4.0 scale): 3.82
* Columbia still reports their average MCAT on the old scale, so the new-scale score is our approximation.
** Applicant and matriculant data courtesy of AAMC.
2016 NIH Awards: $327,310,583
Average MD Graduate Debt: $113,367
Faculty Student Ratio: 3.2
Accepts international students
2017-2018 Tuition: $59,364
2017-2018 Estimated cost of attendance: $90,303
College of Physicians and Surgeons
630 West 168th Street, Room 1-416, Box 41
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 305 – 3595
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