Joseph Nelson
BS/MD candidate
United States

Med Student very much interested in gene therapy and the endless possibilities that this field presents to treating diseases and the individuals that have them. 

The Sophie Davis School of Medicine

Founded at City College in 1973, The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education was founded to recruit underrepresented minorities into medicine, increase medical services in historically underserved areas, and increase the availability of primary care physicians.

The innovative five-year BS-MD program integrates undergraduate education with the first two years of medical school.  Students graduate with a BS degree from City College and move on to complete their final two years towards the M.D. in one of five cooperating medical schools – Albany Medical College,  New York Medical College, NYU School of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine.


The Colin Powell Center of Public Policy

The Colin Powell Center for Policy Studies at the City College of New York (CCNY) is a nonpartisan educational, training and research center named for one of CCNY’s most distinguished graduates. Established in 1997, the Center's mission is to prepare new generations of publicly engaged leaders from populations previously underrepresented in public service and policy circles. The Center also seeks to build a strong culture of civic engagement at City College and to mobilize campus resources to meet pressing community needs and serve the public good. The Center focuses its efforts in areas of community and economic development, education, health care, environmental concerns, international development, and global security issues.