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CUNY School of Medicine

CUNY School of Medicine

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 a M.S. degree and eligibility to take the national certification examination.


Guest speaker:
Matthew Whiteman, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology
University of Exeter
Medical School, St. Luke’s Campus
Research seminar:
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Conference room Harris Hall 110


The CUNY School of Medicine  and The City University of New York central Office have opted to participate in the Four-Day Workweek plan, which will be in effect from Monday, June 24, 2019 through Friday, August 9, 2019. Please note during this time administrative offices will be closed on Fridays except for July 5th

CSOM Walk With A Future Doc inspires others.  Read more:

Meet valedictorian Elizabeth Yim and salutatorian Kevin Zijian Jiang and discover their CCNY stories. Yim and Jiang are 2019 graduates of the CUNY School of Medicine (BS in Biomedical Science portion) and the Grove School of Engineering (BE in Mechanical Engineering), respectively. It's now the featured video on the CCNY YouTube page click here


PA Class of 2020 Presents at PS 18 Career Day

On May 29, several students from the CSOM Physician Assistant Class of 2020 participated in PS 18’s Career Day in the Bronx as part of their Light My Way event.  “A huge thank you to the students who took time from their clinical time yesterday to teach kids about our incredible profession. The children received stethoscopes in their goodie bags and were able to listen to their hearts and lungs. Cheers to these PAs in the making!” stated teachers from PS 18.  With an ever increasing demand for Physician Assistants, especially people of color, our PA students are in the community sharing their passion and inspiring young minds to make their career dreams a reality.  “We encourage our students to participate in a community project each month,” says Dr. Jaclyn Churchill, Program Director of the CSOM Physician Assistant Program.  “They are eager to give back and see the immediate value of filling a need in the communities in which they will soon be practicing,”  See pictures from the day’s event.


City Island Abuzz With Alumni from the Class of 1994

A mini reunion from the Sophie Davis Class of 1994 met on City Island on Sunday, May 19. Seventeen classmates caught up on life after their Sophie Davis years and medical school. The topic of conversation included the importance of staying connected and giving back. CSOM is planning a reunion on November 17, 2019, to give alumni another chance to catch up with more of their classmates. Details are forthcoming. 

To help us keep alumni connected, all alumni are asked to send their contact information to Margaret Ambrosino at  A special thanks to Dr. Qili Li for sending us pictures and highlights from the event.


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Erica Friedman
Interim Dean

Harris Hall
Room 107
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031



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