The new program will educate genetic counselors, professionals in high demand yet short supply, to help patients understand and manage their genetic health in the era of precision medicine.
The Class of 2018 included 158 students who received MD degrees. Dr. P. Roy Vagelos'54 addressed the class at a graduation ceremony in the Armory.
"Dentistry combines science, art, finesse, and communication," says Yumna Piracha, DDS'18. "It's my way of using my knowledge and skill to better serve the community."
Emily Weidenbaum found her path to medical school through Columbia's Postbac Premed Program. Her exposure to women's health at VP&S led her to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology.
Fatimah Alkhunaizi's work in a student-run clinic for asylum seekers was one of her most influential experiences at VP&S.
Working in a student-run asylum clinic during medical school "gave me glimpses into the incredible challenges that asylum seekers face,” says Fatimah Alkhunaizi, MD'18.