Program Strengths

  1. Student Body
    Our classes are ethnically diverse, come from numerous states, numerous undergraduate and graduate institutions, show a wide variety of individual and dual undergraduate and graduate majors.  Students who take the research elective present at national meetings, have published with their faculty mentors, and have been nominated for scientific and research poster awards.  See About Us: Who We Are and Composites of the Classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

  2. The Faculty
    The program faculty is both seasoned and contemporary with an average of 11 years of teaching at Columbia.  They provide a deep, broad and challenging education directly linked to their own pursuit of excellence and commitment to teaching. The faculty has been listed, first and foremost, on Year I, Year II and Year III surveys as “knowledgeable professors who care about students’ learning experiences, their openness to effect change, and the feeling of family that outweighs the difficulty of the curriculum”.

  3. Sequencing of courses around the 7 domains of learning.

  4. Development of advanced topic courses, teaching and research practicums, and electives allowing students to take ownership of their own learning to meet their individualized goals in more focused areas of practice.

  5. Resources of the Medical Center

  6. Breadth and depth of clinical affiliation sites; nation-wide and abroad.

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