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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.

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.


CSOM congratulates Victoria Frye for receiving funding from the Center for Victim Research. 

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The CUNY School of Medicine congratulates Victoria Frye, Associate Medical Professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Medicine, for research funding from the Center for Victim Research.
This nine-month fellowship will support a researcher-practicioner partnership that will better inform available sexual violence response services and inform the design of sexual violence prevention programming on urban campuses.  


CSOM congratulates Dr. Kaliris Salas- Ramirez for receiving the 2019 Faculty Staff Service Award. 


The CUNY School of Medicine congratulates Kaliris Salas-Ramirez, Assistant Medical Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences for receiving the 2019 Faculty Staff Service Award from the CCNY Alumni Association. 

This award recognizes faculty and staff for ongoing outstanding service to the students of CCNY, above and beyond regular responsibilities. 



CUNY School of Medicine has a successful approach to recruitment and education of medical students, making it one of the most diverse in the U.S. 
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