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Medicine, M.D.

School of Medicine Columbia

Join the next generation of great physicians. Our innovative curriculum and partnerships with area hospitals give you access to world-class physicians, clinical training and state-of-the-art technology.

We partner with local health care institutions to ensure we're a leader in primary care. Throughout your time here, you'll get clinical experience in primary care as part of the curriculum. We're the first medical school in the country to integrate hands-on clinical ultrasound technology into all four years of the program.

Program Highlights

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    Ultrasound Technology

    Learn all about ultrasound technology as it is incorporated into every year of your studies here.

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    Where You're Needed Most

    Study at one of the top medical schools in the country for producing graduates who practice in underserved areas.

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    Collaborate Early and Often

    Learn the value of intraprofessional relationships as you work with nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy and law students.

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    Culinary Medicine

    Blend the art of food and cooking with medicine and nutrition science in the growing field of culinary medicine.

What You’ll Study

During your first two years, you'll study anatomy (gross anatomy and histology), behavioral science, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. Over your final two years, you'll get hands-on training in clinical clerkships in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Treat Injuries

    Providing medical care to individuals who have been injured or harmed

    Medical Terminology

    Understanding and using specialized language and vocabulary in health care settings

    Public Speaking

    Delivering a message or presentation to an audience effectively and persuasively

  • Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments


    Working with others to achieve a common goal or objective


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Physician
  • Medical Researcher
  • Educator

Workplace Settings

  • Health Care
  • Medical Research
  • Education

The School of Medicine Columbia is a phenomenal place to learn and grow into an MD. The unique opportunity to complete clinical rotations in Florence sparked my passion for rural family medicine, and I am thrilled to pursue a career in this field.

Emily Orfinger
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