​Postdoctoral and Residency Programs

Coronavirus information for prospective applicants:

The global COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 presented institutions of higher education with challenges in teaching and learning, as well as in the assessment of academic performance.  As a consequence of these challenges, Columbia University affirms the following principle: 

The University’s graduate and professional schools, as well as their respective admissions committees, will take into account the important disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak when reviewing student transcripts and other admissions materials as part of their customary practice of performing holistic reviews of individual applications or dossiers. Specifically, we will respect decisions made by institutions or individuals regarding the adoption of Pass/Fail or similar grading options during the period in question.

The Provost and University Deans adopted this principle to ensure that no applicants are disadvantaged by policy decisions made by their colleges/universities as a result of this unprecedented public health event.

Pass/Fail Grades: CDM will be flexible in the grading requirement for coursework if an applicant attends a school that made system-wide grading changes. We will accept Pass/Fail grades for Spring and Summer 2020 coursework taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Online Courses: Columbia University and the College of Dental Medicine, as well as, many dental schools have gone to online coursework during this time. CDM will accept online courses for Spring and Summer 2020 semesters if they are offered by the school at which the candidate was enrolled in.  

If you have any questions or concerns about how COVID-19 might affect your application, please email cdm-pgadmissions@cumc.columbia.edu.

The College of Dental Medicine draws a diverse group of talented trained dentists who wish to undertake specialized postdoctoral study in key fields. Programs offered by the College of Dental Medicine include challenging study in both the basic sciences and the clinical aspects of dentistry. Students take advantage of significant research opportunities, both at the College of Dental Medicine and in other areas of our vast medical center, and are encouraged to consider careers in academic dentistry.

Each postdoctoral program sets its own admission requirements and deadlines and makes its own admission decisions. Please click on the program you are interested in for more information.

Residency Programs

Hospital-based residency programs are affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

University Postdoctoral Programs

University postdoctoral programs are tuition-based.