Diversity & Inclusion

Cornell University has a long commitment to diversity and inclusion, embodied in the principle of “any person, any study." The university’s “Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds” initiative provided the foundation for recent efforts to address diversity and inclusion at Cornell. Cornell recognizes that research, knowledge production, and operational and academic pursuits benefit tremendously from the full engagement of individuals who have diverse points of view. 

Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) views diversity as a critical aspect of developing creative solutions to challenging healthcare problems, advancing cutting-edge biomedical research, and designing and implementing innovative teaching modalities in medical education.

With an exceptionally diverse patient population—clinical affiliates throughout NYC, rural NY and Houston, Texas—our student body must be reflective of our patients, and develop a range of cultural competencies. WCM is fully committed to accepting, enrolling and graduating diverse populations to serve the needs of our New York community and beyond.

Our admissions committee looks at diversity holistically, and we attempt to identify the best qualified applicants from diverse academic and personal backgrounds. The committee pays special attention to socio-economic diversity and distance traveled. Our generous financial aid program, based entirely on financial need, encourages the enrollment of first generation and low income students.

No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of any legally protected status or subjected to prohibited discrimination involving, but not limited to, such factors as race, ethnic or national origin, citizenship and immigration status, color, sex/gender, pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions, age, creed, religion, actual or perceived disability (including persons associated with such a person), arrest and/or conviction record, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender expression and/or identity, an individual’s genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status or marital status. Cornell University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

For more information, please refer to the WCM Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Cornell University Equal Education & Employment Opportunity Statement

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