Dean's Message


Dr. Green

Welcome to the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Medicine (CUNY Med). The Office of the Dean is responsible for the educational and research operations of the CUNYSchool of Medicine. We are the only public allopathic medical school on the island of Manhattan. Located within iconic Harris Hall on the campus of the historic City College of New York, we are proud to call Harlem home. 

From our inception as the Sophie Davis Center for Biomedical Education in 1973, our commitment was to serve the community. A core CUNY Med value is that representation matters, and we successfully diversified the health professional pipeline by strategically removing barriers to entrance into the health professions. Today, we are the only medical school in New York City that does not require the MCAT for entrance. In the early years, and today, we benefitted greatly from the pioneering work of Dr. H. Jack Geiger who helped define the importance of the role of the social determinants on health and well-being. Thus, our core mission to educate and train the next generation of physicians and physician assistants who are excellent, diverse, and understand the centrality of behavioral and social determinants on health and well-being has not changed. In 2016, we transitioned to become the CUNY School of Medicine. 

The CUNY Med values interprofessional education. Our faculty provides an exceptional education program for more than 500 MD and physician assistant students. Our novel seven-year BS/MD curriculum includes an accelerated three-year BS degree (beginning as a college freshman) and ends with entry into a four-year MD program, without further admissions testing. The CUNY Med Physician Assistant (PA) program is one of the oldest in the U.S. 

CUNY Med's commitment to primary care is authentic and longstanding. We provide high-quality healthcare for a diverse population of patients at nearby Harlem Hospital and St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx as well as other surrounding hospitals and clinics. CUNY Med health professionals continue to have a critical role in producing an outstanding primary care workforce and serving in health professional shortage areas in New York and beyond. 

Today, through CUNY Med's holistic admissions process, we are a leader in producing health professionals who are underrepresented in medicine and are number five in the country in producing African American physicians. Specifically, our novel Black Male Initiative is changing the future of medicine. CUNY Med recruits and provides health professional students with a mission-driven and committed faculty, compassionate and humanistic mentoring while weaving diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our work. Through our commitment to narrative medicine, we provide MD and PA students with an outstanding education in both the art and science of medicine. 

Each year, our faculty, students, and staff compete successfully for research funding. Many other programs and opportunities provide a network of opportunities for medical and health sciences students. 

We welcome you to the CUNY School of Medicine and invite you to explore the educational and research opportunities. Come see how CUNY Med is creating healers and leaders. 

Carmen Renee Green, MD
Dean and Medical Professor, City University of New York of Medicine
Bert Brodsky Chair
Professor, Colin Powell School of Public Policy, City College of New York
Professor Emeritus and Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan School of Medicine and Public Health


Last Updated: 02/02/2022 14:44