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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.



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 and increase access to HIV testing and biomedical HIV prevention among African-American/Black, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with other men and transgender women living in high HIV prevalence areas of New York City. The study will build on the NIH-funded CHHANGE intervention, which attempted to reduce community-level HIV stigma and homophobia by enhancing visibility of people living with HIV/AIDS; increasing contact with sexual orientation and gender identity minority individuals; educating community members on stigmatization processes and effects; enhancing empathy and perspective-taking; challenging stereotyped beliefs; raising critical consciousness; and teaching skills to analyze and interrupt stigma & homophobia in organizations, families and individuals. The new study will engage in formative work to integrate a focus on emerging stigmas related to biomedical HIV prevention methods, PrEP and PEP, as well as the broader social context of structural racism in the United States. The study will then pilot test the adapted community-level intervention and assess effects on HIV testing, PrEP/PEP uptake, and related prevention outcomes. Dr. Frye’s lab at CSOM, the Laboratory of Urban Community Health (LUCH), will partner with community based organizations and colleagues at the CUNY School of Public Health and Columbia University to execute the three-year research study.


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. Read More


The CUNY School of Medicine to host the VI International Workshop on "Nitric Oxide in Cancer and Beyond". Click the image for details. 

Friday, September 20 - Sunday September 22, 2019
CCNY Shepherd Hall Room 205 


Students from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Sciences/CUNY School of Medicine recently completed their eight-week clerkship/internship at St. Barnabas Hospital,  

Walk with a Future Doc

The photo includes the students attending the pre-matriculation program and the second year Health Professions Mentorship Program. There were approximately 83 walkers, each walking ~ 2941 steps for a grand total of 244,103 steps.



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