2024 Columbia University Medical School Fair

Please join the Postbac Premed Student Council (PPSC) and the Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at the Columbia University Medical School Fair where numerous medical schools and healthcare programs will gather to speak with students from Columbia University, Barnard College, and other schools from the New York Metro area.

Medical School Fair

Saturday, February 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sat., Jan.27, 11:30 p.m.

Visit the PPSC website for more information about participating schools and programs, additional programming, and to register. Students are also encouraged to continue checking the PPSC website for the most up-to-date information about the fair as it becomes available.

Note: Columbia and affiliate student IDs are required for entry.


Virtual Panels, February 16 - March 9

The Evolution of Learning Modalities in Medical Schools

Fri., Feb. 16, 4 - 6 p.m.

The goal of this panel is to explore and explain the medical school curriculum process.  Topics will include the timeline from admission to graduation, clinical experience, clerkships, research experience, technology in medical school education and how to maximize your time as a medical student.  There will be additional time to ask questions to medical school administrators on the panel about the medical school education process.


Medical Careers in Biotechnology: Uniting Human-Expertise with AI-driven medicine and Healthtech

Sat., March 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

While clinical physicians are critical for the successful implementation of biotechnology and healthtech, the line between clinicians and biomedical engineers are often considered distinct and inflexible. This panel will explore the dynamic intersection of traditional medical careers with the rapidly advancing fields of biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and health technology. Panelists will speak to the medical education, academic opportunities, and research/business ventures for students looking to connect to physicians, researchers, and coders who incorporate biomedical engineering and AI/AR-driven medicine into their careers.


Building Community and Battling Imposter Syndrome throughout Medical School

Sat., Feb. 24, 1 - 3 p.m.

The rigor of medical school is notorious. Having to juggle studying, social life, and self care can be very difficult and can often turn into self-isolation. Join us as we discuss how building a community will help you face imposter syndrome, support you during your journey of becoming a doctor, and lead to an improvement of your happiness and success.


Exploring Neurodiversity in Medicine and Healthcare

Sun., March 3, 3 - 5 p.m.

Neurodiversity is a concept that recognizes variations in brain function and behavioral traits among individuals as a normal and natural aspect of human diversity. Although the neurodiversity movement has gained mainstream traction, medicine has been slow to acknowledge and accommodate neurodivergence. Raising awareness of neurodivergence in medical school curricula and clinical practice can help reduce barriers for aspiring clinicians with valuable perspectives and lead to the delivery of more informed patient care. Please join us for an enlightening conversation on the current state of neurodiversity in medical school education and healthcare as physicians, medical school administrators, and neurodivergent advocators share their experiences and perspectives.