CUNY School of Medicine

Our Vision

Access + Excellence + Community

The CUNY School Of Medicine (formerly the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education) was established in 1973 . Located in Harlem, this new school was created to provide quality healthcare to underserved communities and produce highly skilled medical practitioners. 

Who We Are

The CUNY School of Medicine (CUNY Med) is one of the most inclusive and diverse medical education programs in the United States. Our accelerated BS/MD program targets and trains talented and motivated high school graduates of diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds to serve medically underserved communities as primary care and specialty physicians.

Students receive both the BS and MD degrees from The City College of New York (CCNY) in seven years. The first three undergraduate years (U1-U3) and four medical school years (M1-M4) comprise the prestigious “Sophie Davis Program” within the CUNY School of Medicine.

CUNY Med also offers one of the most highly selective Physician Assistant (PA) Master’s degree programs in New York state — accepting only 1.5 % percent of annual applicants.

Success from Diversity
Bringing together talented and motivated high school graduates of diverse ethnic, cultural and economic backgrounds to educate and prepare them to serve medically underrepresented communities.

From the inception of the Sophie Davis Center/School of Biomedical Education in 1973, to transitioning into the CUNY School of Medicine in 2016, our innovative curriculum and mission remains committed to meeting the health care needs of underserved communities and to increase diversity in the medical profession.

CUNY Med embodies interprofessional education. Our faculty provides an exceptional education program for more than 500 MD and physician assistant students.

The CUNY School of Medicine welcomed its first class of students in the fall of 2016. Our Physician Assistant program is one of the oldest in the United States. Our Medical School is currently ranked fifth in the country in graduating underrepresented minorities into medicine.”

Our Success

in National Rankings for recruitment of African American Students
1 %
of CUNY School of Medicine graduates practice in NY State
1 %
of Students are immigrants or first-generation college students
1 %
Highest Percentage of female students in New York State
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