A Message from the Dean

a culture of excellence, innovation, and inclusive diversity

CUNY School of Medicine

Carmen Renée Green, MD

  • Dean and Medical Professor, City University of New York of Medicine
  • Bert Brodsky Chair
  • Professor, Colin Powell School of Public Policy, City College of New York
  • Professor Emeritus and Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Health Management & Policy, University of Michigan School of Medicine and Public Health

Welcome to New York City’s only public medical school. Located within the iconic Harris Hall on the campus of the historic City College of New York, we are proud to call Harlem home.

As the chief academic and administrative officer who leads education, research, and clinical operations at the CUNY School of Medicine (CUNY Med), I also help drive our School’s shared passion and commitment to enhancing excellence and diversity in medical education. 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, increasing diversity in the medical profession, and eliminating health and educational disparities.

A core CUNY School of Medicine value is that representation matters. We have successfully diversified the health professions pipeline by strategically removing barriers to entry. Today, we are the only medical school in New York that does not require the MCAT for entrance. Through CUNY School of Medicine’s holistic admissions process, we are a national leader in producing health professionals who are underrepresented in medicine. The CUNY School of Medicine is number five in the country in producing African American physicians. Our admissions process, coupled with our groundbreaking Black Male Initiative, is helping change the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) landscape and face and future of medicine.

We continue to benefit greatly from the pioneering work of Dr. H. Jack Geiger who helped define the important role of social determinants on health and well-being. Our core mission is to educate and train the next generation of medical professionals who are excellent and diverse. We understand and proactively seek to address the continued behavioral and social determinants that negatively impact health and well-being. The CUNY School of Medicine recruits and provides health professional students with a mission-driven and committed faculty, compassionate and humanistic mentoring; and incorporating DEI in everything that we do. Each year, our faculty, students, and staff compete successfully for research funding. We also promote and provide an extensive network of clinical opportunities for medical and health sciences students.

Through our commitment to narrative medicine and improving student skills to improve patient outcomes, we provide MD and PA students with an outstanding education in both the art and science of medicine.

The CUNY School of Medicine embodies interprofessional education – enabling our health professionals to learn about, from and with each other to create more effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Our faculty provides an exceptional education program for more than 500 MD and physician assistant students.

Our novel seven-year BS/MD curriculum includes an accelerated three-year BS degree (beginning as a college freshman) and ends with entry into a four-year MD program, without further admissions testing. Our CUNY Med Physician Assistant (PA) Master’s degree program is the oldest public PA program in in the United States.

CUNY School of Medicine’s dedication to primary care is authentic and longstanding. We provide high-quality healthcare for a diverse population of patients in each of the five boroughs, as well as other surrounding hospitals and clinics. CUNY School of Medicine continues to play pivotal role in producing an outstanding primary care workforce and serving in health professional shortage areas in New York and beyond.

We thank you for your interest in the CUNY School of Medicine and invite you to explore our educational and research opportunities. Come see how CUNY School of Medicine is creating the country’s next generation of healers, leaders, and scholars who advocate equity in health care.

Office of the Dean:

Adminstrative Manager
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O: HR-107
P: 212-650-5276
Office of the Dean
O: HR-107C
P: 212-650-5275
Facilities Coordinator
Office of the Dean
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P: 212-650-5287
Administrative Manager
Office of the Dean
O: HR-107
P: 212-650-5275
Associate Dean for Special Projects & Chief of Staff
Office of the Dean
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P: 212-650-5297
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