Medical Education Program Mission

Weill Cornell Medical College and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences are committed to excellence in research, teaching, patient care, and the advancement of the art and science of medicine. To this end, our mission is to provide the finest education possible for medical students and students pursuing advanced degrees in the biomedical sciences, to contribute to the lifelong education of physicians throughout their careers, to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge, to improve the healthcare of the nation and the world both now and for future generations, and to provide the highest quality of clinical care for the communities we serve. Success in any of these areas contributes to success in the others.

In pursuit of this mission, the medical college and graduate school fully embrace the commitment of Cornell University to support equality of education and employment opportunity by affirming the value of diversity and promoting an environment without discrimination. Association with the medical college and graduate school as a student, faculty or staff member involves participation in a free community where all people are recognized and rewarded on the basis of individual performance rather than personal convictions, appearance, preferences (including sexual or affectional orientation), or happenstance of birth. Our history of diversity and inclusion encourages all students, faculty and staff to support a diverse and inclusive university in which to work, study, teach, research and serve.

Weill Cornell Medical College and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences recruit faculty and staff who excel in their fields and provide a creative, stable, intellectually stimulating and supportive working environment conducive to success in each aspect of their professional endeavors. In our selection of faculty, significant consideration is given to potential as role models for the future leaders of academic medicine. Where appropriate to develop and maintain our community of scientific and clinical scholarship, we seek and cultivate affiliations with other institutions of excellence in clinical and biomedical sciences.

Our faculty must be dedicated to educating the physicians and biomedical scientists of the future, as well as those currently in practice, promoting leadership in research, patient care, education and community service. The medical college and graduate school must support this ideal through the development of innovative and stimulating curricula, and through the provision of appropriate resources to achieve this goal. They must respond rapidly to changing societal needs and new technologies.

Weill Cornell Medical College and the Graduate School of Medical Sciences are committed to the delivery of the highest quality healthcare that serves the needs of our local, regional, national and world communities. Weill Cornell Medicine is dedicated to the provision of health education, prevention, detection and treatment of disease, and the development of a research agenda and public health policy responsive and sensitive to the needs of these communities.

In line with our values, the leadership of our institution direct their efforts to ensure the success of the creation, transmission and application of our medical knowledge.

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