Serving the underserved.

There is a continuing shortage of primary care physicians in this country, creating an urgent need for more family practitioners, general internists, pediatricians and obstetrician/gynecologists in many communities.  The shortage of African-American, Hispanic, and others underrepresented medical professionals in inner-city areas is particularly acute.

Over forty years ago, City College decided to make a difference by developing the most unique physician training programs in the nation – The CUNY School of Medicine.  Since its founding in 1973, The CUNY School of Medicine has recruited more underrepresented populations into medicine, increased medical services in underserved areas, and increased the availability of primary care physicians. 

Our innovative program fast tracks a Bachelor of Science degree and an M.D. degree in seven years. Graduates of our 28-month P.A. Program leads to an M.S. degree and eligibility to take the national certification examination.


Federal Grant Money Awarded to the CSOM PA Program to Expand Substance Abuse Training for Students

CSOM PA students

The CSOM PA program was one of ten programs selected to receive funding from the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) to develop a standardized curriculum for substance use disorders. This grant will help PA programs and faculty ensure that graduates are fully prepared to identify and provide high-quality care for those with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Read More

Dr. Victoria Frye received NIMH grant

Dr. Victoria Frye

Dr. Victoria Frye, Associate Professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine in the CUNY School of Medicine, has received a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grant to test the impact of a community-level intervention to reduce intersectional stigmas..... Read more

Dr. Albritton and Dr. Frye awarded by the FACE foundation

Dr. Albritton and Dr. Frye

Associate Professor Victoria Frye and Assistant Professor Tashuna Albritton, of the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, have been awarded funds by the French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts (FACE) Foundation to conduct HIV prevention research with colleagues in Paris, France. The grant supports an exchange between France- and United States-based researchers.....Read more.


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