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At the student-run Q Clinic, Columbia medical students provide free health care for underinsured LGBTQ+ people and prioritize developing personal relationships with each patient.
Rita Charon founded this influential program, which is now practiced widely in the United States and abroad, at Columbia University's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
The VP&S Class of 2023 graduation ceremony on May 17 honored 140 students who received MD degrees and 77 students who received PhD degrees in biomedical sciences.
Diagnosed with juvenile arthritis at age 5, Hueyjong Shih will never forget how medicine empowered him to live a healthy and active life.
- April 7, 2022
Second-year medical students celebrated their transition to patient-centered learning at the Steven Z. Miller Student Clinician's Ceremony.
- April 4, 2022
Sixty-seven medical students shared research on cardiovascular disease, mental illness and hearing loss, cervical cancer screening practices, and more. Top projects won awards in four categories.
- March 18, 2022
On Match Day, 146 VP&S students discovered where they will start their medical training after graduation and celebrated their residencies with family and friends in person.
- February 9, 2022
A Columbia summer program for medical students is working to increase the number of psychiatrists from historically underrepresented groups.
- January 6, 2022
The work of Anne Taylor and her team honors the courageous past of women faculty, maintains a flourishing present, and keeps a determined eye on the challenges that remain.
- November 30, 2021
VP&S faculty have joined the fight against structural racism by proposing and implementing a variety of pilot programs designed to impact both medical education and patient care.
- October 18, 2021
VP&S is among 11 medical schools from across the United States selected to participate in the project, which seeks to dismantle systemic racism and bias in medical education.
- August 23, 2021
At the annual White Coat Ceremony, 140 members of the VP&S Class of 2025 donned their first white coats and recited an Oath written by the class to mark the beginning of their medical education.
- August 17, 2021
In a commentary published in JAMA, the deans of the Columbia and Cornell medical schools write that Asian Americans are underrepresented in the highest ranks of academic medicine.
- August 16, 2021
The VP&S Class of 2025 has more students from underrepresented minority backgrounds than any medical school class in Columbia’s history.