World-Class Medical Education

Educating Tomorrow's Physician-Scientists

Students at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, or P&S, are among the best and the brightest with the highest potential to become outstanding doctors and scientists. Our diverse students share a singular commonality: to dedicate their lives to caring for patients and to advance modern medicine for the benefit of all people everywhere.

A medical education at Columbia fosters a passion for life-long inquiry, as our students learn to anticipate future health needs and to think critically about all aspects of patient care, research, and public health. Today, exciting changes that build upon this legacy are enhancing the academic experience at P&S. 

A new curriculum that emphasizes exploration and introduces direct patient care earlier allows students to discover and build upon their interests while placing the patient at the fore of their learning right from the start. Through our bold Campus Revitalization initiative, plans for expanded learning facilities, modernized classrooms and high-tech resources will also benefit students, faculty and patients.   

Our commitment to world-class medical education is underscored by several noteworthy milestones: In 2011, the percentage of accepted students choosing to attend P&S reached its highest level in 30 years. This is due in part to our new curriculum, now entering its third year. In addition, every P&S student graduating in 2011 matched to an internship. This is the first time in 25 years that Columbia has had a 100 percent match rate.

Giving a gift to support a student’s medical education not only eases their financial burden, it helps them to become unparalleled physicians and scientists capable of pioneering new breakthroughs and delivering the very best patient care.

Your gift provides vital support that will directly fund a student at P&S—an extraordinary experience in education and training. Contact our giving professionals to learn more about how to be part of the future of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.