Columbia University Medicine

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Phone: 212-305-3595
Admissions e-mail:
Location: New York City, New York, USA

Program Information


  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • 4 years in length
  • Joint programs are available. Descriptions can be found here

Admission statistics

  • Total number of applicants in 2016: 8047
  • Approximate Applicants interviewed 2016: 1000+
  • Class size in 2016: 153 (28.1% in-state, 71.9% out-of-state, international)
  • International students are accepted. However, they must attend 1 year of premedical training at a US institution in addition to taking the MCAT.

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: Minimum 3 years of undergraduate study at an American or Canadian University (any discipline)
  • Required Courses
    • Chemistry (6 credits) with lab
    • Organic chemistry (6 credits) with lab
    • Physics (6 credits) with lab
    • General biology (6 credits) with lab
    • English (6 credits)

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  • Grades of A or B should be attained in required courses
  • Applicant should attain no lower than a C in required courses
  • Pass/Fail courses are still regarded
  • Average GPA: 3.83

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  • MCAT must have been written within 3 years of application deadline
  • No "lower limit" score. Average MCAT score is 36

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Supporting Documents

  • Application through AMCAS
  • Three letters of recommendation (max. 7) are required.

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  • Interview invitations will be sent out on a rolling basis

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  • May 2016: Primary application becomes available via AMCAS
  • June – October 2016: AMCAS applications are received
  • October 17, 2016: Deadline for submitting the AMCAS application
  • July – October 2016: Application invitations are sent and secondary applications are received
  • August 2016 – January 2017: Review of applications
  • late-August 2016 – January 2017: Interview invitations are emailed
  • October 29, 2016: P&S deadline for secondary application
  • November 12, 2016: P&S deadline for supporting documents
  • Mid-February 2017: Admission offers are sent
  • January – July 2017: Admitted students submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other financial need applications
  • April 2017: P&S Revisit for admitted students
  • April 30, 2017: Deadline for admitted students to accept an offer of admission from P&S
  • Mid-August 2017: Orientation and classes begin for the matriculating class

Tuition 2016-2017

  • First year tuition – $57,634 USD
  • Estimated first year total (including other expenses) – $87,692 USD

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