Columbia University Postbac Premed Program and University of Rochester Establish Linkage Agreement

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NEW YORK - April 15, 2020 - PRLog -- The Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program and the University of Rochester have formed a new linkage program agreement that will provide top-performing students with the opportunity to expedite their application to pursue a medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. The new agreement adds to a portfolio that now includes 16 linkage programs available to Postbac Premed Program students.

"We are constantly working to enhance the support and resources provided to our students, and I am excited about this new partnership and the valuable opportunity it will provide to students who wish to pursue a medical degree at the University of Rochester, which has been educating the nation's future doctors for nearly 100 years," said James Colgrove, Dean of the Postbac Premed Program.

Linkage is a formal agreement between a postbaccalaureate program and a medical school that enables exceptional students with a strong interest in a particular school to accelerate the application process. Each year, approximately 25 percent of eligible Postbac Premed students apply to a linkage program.

"Our institution is delighted to partner with Columbia. The combination of their exceptional training and our medical school's environment, which focuses on the whole patient, will lead to providers of the future who are leaders in thought, action, and inquiry. We couldn't be happier for our future collaborations," said Flavia Nobay, M.D., Associate Dean for Admissions at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

For more information about this linkage agreement with the University of Rochester, and all Postbac Premed linkage programs, visit the Linkage Requirements page (https://gs.columbia.edu/content/linkage-specific-program-...).

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About the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd.aspx) was one of the first medical schools to integrate patient care and academics, and is nationally recognized for its innovative educational excellence and extensive biomedical research, with nearly 500 faculty members involved—spread across approximately 40 departments and research centers—who are at the forefront of scientific discovery and medical innovation.

About the Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program
The Columbia University Postbac Premed Program (https://gs.columbia.edu/content/postbac-premed-program-admissions) is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States, designed to meet the needs of college graduates who have decided to pursue medical education but have taken none or only some of the basic science courses required for medical school. With an internationally-recognized faculty, Columbia's commitment to postbaccalaureate premedical and prehealth students is proven by a placement rate of up to 90 percent of our graduates in American medical schools.

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