Pathway Programs at Pathology and Cell Biology

Our mission is built on three fundamental pillars, one of which is education. As a department, we are deeply committed to promoting education and scholarship while cultivating a culture of professionalism and diversity among all members of our community. We firmly believe that education has the power to transform lives, and we prioritize empowering individuals and supporting their professional growth through our educational programs. Our commitment to learning goes beyond the conventional approach as we invest in developing our students, staff, and faculty, providing them with the essential skills, knowledge, and resources necessary for personal and professional success.

Columbia University aims to inspire individuals to join the world of science, and the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology supports various programs for all students, from high school through graduate level. From mentorships and internships to research opportunities and post-graduate training, we strive to create a supportive environment that nurtures individual growth and inspires lifelong learning.

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INTEGRITY Post-Baccalaureate Program

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INTEGRITY (Integrating Transdisciplinary Research and Training to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities) is a comprehensive two-year cancer post-baccalaureate (‘postbac’) research program funded by the American Cancer Society (ACS) Center for Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR), with support from the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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The Physician-Scientist Research Pathway

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In addition to the ACGME-accredited residency training programs in Anatomic Pathology (AP), Clinical Pathology (CP), combined AP/CP, and combined Anatomical/Neuropathology Pathology (AP/NP), the Department of Pathology & Cell Biology offers training in the Physician-Scientist Research Pathway (PSRP).

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Ernest E. Just Biomedical Research Scholars @ Columbia

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Created by the CUIMC Herbert IrvingComprehensive Cancer Center and the United Negro College Fund, the Ernest E. Just Biomedical Research Scholars @ Columbia provides college and graduate students at historically Black colleges, universities, and medical schools with research opportunities and access to mentors at CUIMC and the HICCC. 

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Visit the Columbia University Pathways Programs (CUPP) for many more programs that serve as a bridge for candidates from historically underrepresented groups.