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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.
- March 27, 2020
Medical students at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons will graduate early and be offered temporary employment at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital to help with COVID-19.
- March 25, 2020
Poh Lian Lim, MD ’91, directs an isolation unit of the National Centre for Infectious Diseases in Singapore and is a consultant in the Communicable Disease Division of the Ministry of Health there.
- March 24, 2020
Match Day celebrations were held online this year, but the tradition of Columbia University medical students matching to stellar residencies held strong.
- February 7, 2020
A recent report about a fleeting fitness craze from the 70s may have revealed the identity of the first African American physician at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
- January 29, 2020
Five employees and a student group were recognized for their contributions to the medical school's workplace and community.
- January 8, 2020
The fall/winter 2019 issue of Columbia Medicine magazine explores the epidemic of suicide, which is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States.
- January 8, 2020
Columbia medical students and faculty started a clinic to address the lack of comprehensive primary care services that are sensitive to the unique and diverse needs of those who identify as LGBTQI+.
- January 3, 2020
Columbia scientists are using and refining CRISPR to provide insights to health.
- January 2, 2020
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has launched new initiatives to expand the number of women and underrepresented minorities among the medical school's faculty and leadership.
- October 28, 2019
While they learn to be doctors, some VP&S medical students also train to become researchers in Columbia’s MD-PhD program.