P&S New Student Orientation is a five day program in mid-August designed to facilitate the academic and personal transition of new medical students into life at P&S. During the program, new medical students participate in a variety of activities including presentations on university resources, academic information, social activities, and several other activities. There are intentional opportunities for students to have meaningful interactions with staff and current students. New Student Orientation welcomes new medical students and their families to Columbia, and assists them in becoming active members of the community.
In the beginning of the Fall semester, all of the clubs and organizations come together to meet and greet with new P&S medical students and introduce them to the assortment of activities the P&S Club provides. Everyone is encouraged to get involved during their time here as it supports your academic, social, and professional growth as a medical student. Our activities range from: Advocacy, Community Service & Public Awareness, Arts, Literature & Entertainment, Cultural & Spiritual, Professional Associations, Service Learning Opportunities, Social & Recreational, and Specialty Interest Groups. The fair is open to the entire CUMC community and usually takes place the last week of August right after classes begin in the fall semester.
Leonides Winter Semi-Formal
Every winter (January/February), all the medical classes come together for a chance to celebrate and enjoy an evening together. Previous themes include 70s Disco (2016), Midnight in Paris (2015), Black and White Masquerade Ball (2014), Prohibition (2013), Casino Royale (2012), Mad Men (2011), Under the Stars (2010), and Mardi Gras (2009). This year's theme was Rio Carnavale (2017).
Established in 1978 by then P&S Club President, Michael Kesslbrenner, MD '78, Super Night allows the graduating medical class to come together, support each other, and celebrate the night before Match Day (when they find out their residency placement). The event includes a dinner in Bard Hall and an evening of skits, performances, and videos in Alumni Auditorium to entertain and destress the students before their important day. Previous themes include: Oscars (2011), March (Match) Madness (2012), The Hunger Games (2013), Superheroes (2014), Super Nintendo (2015), and Disney (2016). This year's theme will be Olympics (2017).
Dinner begins at 6:00pm in Bard Hall Lounge for past and current members of P&S Class of 2017. Then all are welcome to join 2017 in Alumni Auditorium beginning at 8:00pm in Alumni Auditorium for their Pre-Match Day Celebration! There will be a show with skits, live music, and videos beginning at 8:30pm. We recommend arriving around 8:00pm to settle in, get seats, and check out costumes! Feel free to come in your favorite olympic themed costume!
Visit our page for more photos from past Super Night events!