The College of Physicians and Surgeons is guided by the principle
that medical education is university education. The acquisition
of knowledge and skills is important in professional education,
but far more vital is a profound understanding of science, the art
and the ethic within which both knowledge and skills are applied.
As a part of Columbia University, the College builds its curriculum,
selects its officers of instruction, and marshals, its enormous
resources of equipment and clinical experience to develop in the
student this understanding of medicine. Within the curriculum for
the M.D. degree is the fundamental knowledge from which the natural
bent is discovered toward general or special practice, research,
teaching, or administration. The postgraduate programs of the College
provide training in the specialties, help the graduate physician
to keep abreast of new knowledge and support the research from which
the physician's knowledge develops.
Hospital Center is a University Hospital of Columbia
University College of Physicians & Surgeons New York Medical College.