The Department of Medical Humanities and Ethics, chaired by Rita Charon, MD, PhD, is the newest department in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
In 1767, the governors of King's College unanimously approved a petition from New York physicians to establish the medical school that would become P&S.
Pediatric cardiologist Sylvia Preston Griffiths, MD, is in her seventh decade of teaching at P&S.
Columbia professor Dr. David Hosack served for years as Alexander Hamilton's—and Aaron Burr's—family doctor and attended to Hamilton after his famous duel with Burr on July 11, 1804.
A new blended-learning course called Ready 4 Residency helps fourth-year P&S students make the transition from medical scholar to physician.
Rita Charon, MD, PhD, is the new director of the Virginia Apgar Academy, which supports excellence in medical education at P&S.