Information for Medical Students

By participating in this clinic, medical studScreenshot 2019-08-28 at 8.11.03 PMents gain experience working with a diverse set of patients, and exposure to LGBTQ+ health issues that often are not included in traditional medical school curriculum. Our clinic model is focused on student education, patient interaction, and longitudinal care. Older medical students work together with pre-clinical students to interview, examine and make treatment plans with patients. They present their assessments to the supervising attending physician to assure quality of care. Through this process, they gain an invaluable educational experience.

Students commit to being at Clinic every Wednesday. They should expect to arrive at 6:00 PM and stay until closing, which may be as late as 10PM. The clinic operates out of the Metropolitan Community Church of New York Charities (MCCNY) at 446 West 36th Street, accessible from campus by the A train.

In addition to clinic hours, time commitment includes:

  • A leadership educational and working lunch every week for pre-clinical students
  • Occasional outreach events
  • Responsibilities for your individual leadership position

If you are an incoming or first-year medical student at Columbia and have any questions, please reach out to our Outreach Chair, Cathy Shang at, or our Education Chair, Michelle Shui at General questions can be directed to our clinic e-mail,