Columbia U. College of Physicians and Surgeons Celebrates 250 Years

Psychiatrist Dr. Susan Turner worked as a chief resident while training at Columbia Presbyterian and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Prior to this, Dr. Susan Turner attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Founded in 1767 as the King’s College “School of Physick,” Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) is now in its 250th year of educating medical professionals. Since its founding, the college has become a center of innovation and one of the top medical schools in the country.

Throughout 2017, P&S students, faculty, and supporters have been celebrating the college’s anniversary with a number of programs and events. Alumni and other members of the P&S community can take part in honoring the school by sharing stories on the anniversary website and joining the conversation on social media.

On November 2, 2017, the greater New York community joined the celebration when the Empire State Building was lit in Columbia blue. The lighting marked the first day of classes at P&S in 1767.