Engaging with the community

Welcome to the P&S Club!


The P&S Club is one of the most impressive parts of student life here at Columbia. Many of these clubs focus their efforts on community outreach and service. This page serves as a database for such endeavors. There are also a couple community partners that are affiliated with NYP-Columbia Medicla Center at the end of the page. Look around and see if there is anything that stands out to you!


Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO) Clinic
CoSMO Clinic is a student-run free clinic at Columbia that operates out of the 21 Audubon, an NYP ambulatory care clinic, on Saturdays from 8:30am-1:30pm and the first Thursday of every month from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Opening its doors in 2004 and with over 150 patients, it is Columbia's oldest and largest clinic. To find out more, visit here

Columbia Harlem Homeless Medical Partnership (CHHMP)
CHHMP is another of Columbia's student run free clinics with a focus on the homeless population in Harlem. It operates every Tuesday night from 5:30pm-7:30pm out of the St. Mary's Church on 126th street. To find out how you can get involved go to here

Columbia University Harm Reduction Outreach Network (CUHRON)
A partnership with the Washington Heights Corner Project, CUHRON is a student run clinic that operates on the premisses and focuses on harm reduction. It operates the first and third Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm. For more information, go to here

Cultura
The spanish word for Culture, Cultura is a group dedicated to making Columbia students better providers through educating its members on the culture of the patients they care for. Since WaHI is a largely Latino community, this group focuses its efforts on its traditions, beliefs, and language through a variety of activities. To find out more about this club go to here

Lang Youth Medical Program
This is a six year mentoring program for middle school and high school students from the WaHI area. The goal is to enrich and support students through a health oriented curriculum to realize their goals of going to college and graduate school. Mentors include faculty, residents, and medical students. This program operates on Saturday mornings throughout the year.

Washington Heights and Inwood Summer Language and Cultural Immersion Program
This is an amazing program designed for the summer break between first and second year where students stay in the WaHI area. While here you learn conversational spanish skills in the morning followed by a variety of community oriented activities in the afternoons. To learn more about how to get involved or participate this summer, visit here.

Columbia Community Partnership for Health
This is an initiative to promote the research partnerships between the medical center and the community. It offers space for meetings on community research, a bilingual library to promote health literacy, examination rooms, and computers with free internet access. CCPH graciously sponsored the VIDA! website as well as the Washington Heights and Inwood Summer Language and Cultural Immersion Program. If you are interested in community research and would like their support, visit them at their website

NYP-Columbia University Medical Center Community Pediatrics Program
The Community Pediatrics Residency Program at CUMC has been partnering with the WaHI community to better the health of it's children for over a decade. Many of the community-academic partnerships discussed on this web resource are between this program and the community. There are many opportunities for students to get involved with the community in terms of service, clinical research, and medical education research through this program. To learn more visit their website


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