The City College Program in Premedical Studies

undefinedHave you dreamed of being a doctor, dentist, veterinarian or other health professional? Well, your dream is now within your grasp. Let City College help you achieve your goals. City College’s pre-med program provides both undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students a path to that dream. 

The City College of New York has a long history of academic excellence. For over 150 years this comprehensive institution has educated students who were often new to this country or limited in financial resources. The result: thousands of successful alumni.

Our outstanding Program in Premedical Studies (PPS) is designed to prepare students for careers in medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, veterinary medicine, optometry and podiatry.


Mission Statement
The mission of the Program in Premedical Studies (PPS) of the Division of Science of the City College of New York is to identify and prepare undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students for entry into the professional programs in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, optometry, podiatry, and veterinary sciences).  The program advances students' knowledge of careers in the health sciences through academic advisement, tutoring services, workshops, and symposia.  Students are referred to hospitals and other clinical centers to provide volunteer and research opportunities to facilitate their clinical shadowing experience, which carries significant weight in a professional school admissions application. The Premedical Studies Office guides students through the application process with information on timeliness, and assistance with personal statements, and preparation for interviews.


Since the establishment of the Program in Premedical Studies in 1981, City College students have been admitted to some of the finest medical and dental schools in the country, including Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Albert Einstein, SUNY Upstate, SUNY Downstate, SUNY Stony Brook, Drexel, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and many, many more.

Between 65-70% of all students who apply to professional programs are successful in gaining admission to one or more schools.

Pre-Med is NOT a major at The City College of New York. We encourage students to explore all majors – you do not have to be a science major to be pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet, pre-optometry or pre-podiatry.

You enroll in a full program of study in any City College department (usually the sciences).  Students also receive special support services (tutoring, advisement, workshops, etc.) that are designed to help them become a successful applicant to the professional school of their choice.

Belinda G. Smith, MA

Annieta Brown, MPA

Marshak Science Building
Room 1208B 
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031

phone: 212.650.6622
fax: 212.650.7816