GET-UPP Program Eligibility


The GET-UPP Program serves up to 50 pre-medical students a year. The program aims to support groups historically underrepresented in medicine, first-generation college students, students from communities of socioeconomic disadvantage, as well as students with a demonstrated commitment to serving the underserved. We encourage all students to apply.

Program applicants should:

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at Columbia University, Barnard College, or one of the City University of New York schools;
  • Identify as a US citizen, a permanent resident, or an individual granted deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) status by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services;
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher.
medical students teaching pre-med students how to take vitals.