Calendar: Anniversary Events

Join Dr. Terence Dermody as he delivers the annual AOA Lecture this year entitled “AOA and the Healthcare Transformations of the 21st Century.” On 3/29 he will participate in a Grand Rounds as well. The David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship was established to honor a distinguished and articulate medical scholar and teacher. During the course of the professorship, the David Seegal/AOA visiting scholar will attend conferences and rounds at the affiliated hospitals and give the David Seegal Alpha Omega Alpha Visiting Professorship Lecture at Columbia University Medical Center.

Join us for a walking tour of the Columbia University Medical Center campus where we will highlight landmarks that are a part of our storied history. 

Join us for a special weekend on May 12 - 13 reconnecting with colleagues and friends. Visit the Alumni Reunion Website for more information.

About the Anniversary

For two and a half centuries, P&S has defined leadership in medicine.

In 2017, the College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) is celebrating a true milestone: 250 years of pioneering medical education, research, patient care, and community service at Columbia University.

P&S has been at the vanguard of medicine from our start, which pre-dates the American Revolution. We were the first institution in the American colonies to confer the Doctor of Medicine degree, and we have continued to lead the nation all the way up through the modern era of genomics and evidence-based care. P&S is among the best medical schools in the country and a thriving enterprise of health science innovation. Generations of medical and scientific leaders trained here have developed lifesaving new therapies and driven clinical advancement through their discoveries, for the benefit of patients in our community, nation, and world. Today, we have a vision to become a "debt-free" school for our medical students, eliminating need-based loans and providing all financial aid through scholarships.

This anniversary is an unprecedented opportunity for us to honor the distinguished history of P&S over the past 250 years. It is also an occasion to pay tribute to those who will ensure our enduring leadership for the next 250 years: our community of dedicated P&S alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends.

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