COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IS located in New York City. Its roots date back to 1754, when the King of England established the school by royal charter; it was originally known as King's College. Columbia is New York's oldest university and opened the first medical school—the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Granting an M.D. degree in the United States in 1770. When the medical school formed an alliance with Presbyterian Hospital in 1922, it became the first academic medical center in the United States. Columbia offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in a variety of academic disciplines with research opportunities.

The Columbia University Health Sciences campus combines medical care, education, and scientific research (both fundamental research with the ultimate goal of translation into clinical applications and clinical trials). Columbia ...

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