Columbia University

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630 W. 168th Street
New York, NY 10032


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#8 Best Research
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#48 Best Primary Care


#4 in AIDS

Medical School Overview

The College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University has an application deadline of October 15. The application fee at Columbia University is $85. Its tuition is Full-time: $51,484. The faculty-student ratio at Columbia University is 2.9:1. The College of Physicians and Surgeons has 4,501 full- and part-time faculty on staff.

The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) does not operate on the traditional four-year medical school curriculum schedule. Instead, the medical education is divided into three chunks: Fundamentals, which last a year and a half; Major Clinical Year; and electives and selectives, a 14-month program of clinicals, refresher courses, and projects.

Students complete rotations at affiliated hospitals in New York City, including the highly ranked New York-Presbyterian University Hospital and the Harlem Hospital Center, and at affiliated institutions elsewhere like the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Concord, N.H. and Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn. Students interested in rural medicine can apply to the Columbia-Bassett Program, which sends students to Bassett Healthcare in Cooperstown, N.Y. after they complete the Fundamentals curriculum at Columbia P&S.

P&S runs more than 10 centers and institutes like the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Columbia Summer Research Institute. The school also runs the Institute of Human Nutrition and offers other programs including the highly ranked Occupational Therapy Program.

Outside of the classroom, there are about 70 student organizations to check out. Full-time students can live in university housing in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, N.Y. 


Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Application fee $85
AMCAS application accepted Yes
AACOMAS application accepted No


Full-time faculty 1,923
Full-time faculty-student ratio 2.9:1

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 655
Gender distribution
Gender distribution



Full-time: $51,484

Required fees $5,777


Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2012 and 2013 classes)
anesthesiology orthopaedic surgery
emergency medicine pediatrics
internal medicine psychiatry
neurology radiology - diagnostic
obstetrics and gynecology surgery - general

* Medical School Overview details based on 2013 data

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