History & Constitution


The Charles Drew Pre-Medical Society was originally established in 1973 by a small group of minority pre-meds from Columbia College and Barnard College who firmly believed that they had the duty to serve their fellow peers in order to establish a strong network of minority and non-minority pre-medical student population on Columbia's campus. Through toy drives and community service initiatives, mentoring, shadowing, and panels, the organization became very valuable in guiding and encouraging pre-meds. In the early nineties, it had been reestablished.

Over these past couple of years, the Charles Drew Pre-Medical Society has been revamped and revitalized through the efforts of several hardworking students, helping Charles Drew establish a strong presence on campus. Through all of this hard work and dedication to serving their members, premeds in general and the local community, the Charles Drew Pre-Medical Society has shown renewed commitment to making a positive impact on Columbia’s campus and the community at large.

As an executive board, we have taken greater lengths to provide the similar services we give our Columbia students beyond the gates of 116th street through community service, discussion panels, medical school visits, regional conferences, and various levels of mentoring. As an organization, we are dedicated to maintain the high and premier standard of Dr. Charles R. Drew and hopefully apply such standards within ourselves and for our future generations.


We, the members of the Charles Drew Premedical Society of Columbia University, having found that a more diverse medical field is necessary to creating the next generation of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians do ordain and establish this Constitution for the Charles Drew Premedical Society.

Article I. NAME
Section 1. This Society shall be known as the ''Charles Drew Premedical Society of Columbia University.”

Section 1. Its mission shall be to guide, support, and encourage premedical students, with a special emphasis on underrepresented minorities, in their various endeavors to become members of the medical field.

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