At the Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), our students are valuable members of the Weill Cornell Medicine community from Day One. As both partners and drivers of discovery and excellence, our medical students are actively engaged with one another, faculty, alumni and institutional leadership. This partnership enables students to benefit from mentoring and teaching from a wide range of instructors, advisors, and near-peers and a breadth of unique academic and extracurricular opportunities that set WCMC apart.
We are proud to engage talented medical students who come from diverse backgrounds in a robust educational program that will serve them well in whatever field of medicine they choose to pursue. In August 2014, Weill Cornell Medical College launched an innovative new curriculum, centered on three themes: The Scientific Basis of Medicine, Patient Care, and Physicianship. Our program features an enhanced integration of foundational sciences and clinical activities where medical students are encouraged to “think like physicians” through active and self-directed learning. Students also participate in an Areas of Concentration program and select an area of research, which culminates in a scholarly project.
Clinical rotations take place at outpatient practice settings, and at medical centers including nationally top ranked New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and at various academic, municipal and community hospitals in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, The Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provide an exciting array of research offerings to enrich the educational experience of our medical students.
Programs in global health and community service such as the Weill Cornell Community Clinic and the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights provide unique and meaningful opportunities to serve patients and communities. Additionally, we are proud to have an international site (WCMC-Qatar) as part of our WCM global family.
As a center of excellence for training future medical leaders and innovators, our advancement and success are focused on three key areas:
• An optimal living and learning environment for all students focused on mentorship, wellbeing, and inclusion
• A robust and dynamic culture of collaboration and discovery
• Opportunities for students to leverage Weill Cornell Medicine's unique academic resources to customize their medical education experience
We are committed to continuously expanding our exceptional medical education program and to pioneering innovative ways to deliver our curriculum and to enhance the student experience. Through groundbreaking partnerships and collaborations, our program reflects a vibrant and diverse community of thought leaders. We look forward to working together to uphold Weill Cornell Medical College as an institution of excellence.