More than 200 P&S students lay down on the floor of Hammer’s lower level 1 in December in a “White Coat Die-In” to protest grand jury decisions in recent New York City and Missouri cases. The event was part of a “WhiteCoats4BlackLives” protest held at medical schools across the country.
Students entering the Mailman School of Public Health this fall had a new degree option, the master of healthcare administration. The new degree provides students with an interdisciplinary education in management, organizational leadership, health care policy, and health systems.
Working with the National Dental Association, Columbia’s College of Dental Medicine has expanded programs in public schools. Dental students interacted with the public school students and answered their questions about improving tooth brushing and other oral care.
In 2004, medical students turned an idea into a clinic that serves the medical center neighborhood’s uninsured and helps them find continuity of care. That group, Columbia Student Medical Outreach, turned 10 in March.
The Mailman School of Public Health welcomed more than 650 students this fall, including the largest MPH class in the school’s history.
Medical students organized the Sept 27 InnovateMED conference, at which several speakers shared their ideas about innovations in medicine with an audience that participated via interactive audience response. Recordings are available at www.innovatemed.org.