Weill Cornell Medical College is located in the heart of New York City, one of the world's foremost capitals of science, culture, arts and business. Situated in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, overlooking the East River, WCMC enjoys one of the loveliest residential neighborhoods in the city. Within walking distance are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, the Frick Collection, the Asia and Hispanic Societies, and a plethora of art galleries.
Students partake liberally in the great opportunities of New York, from Yankee Stadium to Lincoln Center to SoHo and Greenwich Village. Student activities are as eclectic as the city: Broadway shows, the Metropolitan Opera, baseball games, and even surfing at Rockaway Beach are just a few examples of class-organized activities. Simply taking the subway to a new neighborhood is a great way to explore the ethnic and cultural diversity of NYC. The WCMC campus is just a short walk to the nearest subway station, and from there all of the city is accessible, giving you a chance to visit anything from the Chinese markets in Flushing, Queens one day, to a Russian bathhouse in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn the next.
On campus, student organizations are many and varied, representing the broad interests of the student body. In addition to student government, Weill Cornell boasts a plethora of medical organization student chapters including SNMA, LMSA, HPREP, AMWA, APAMSA and MAPS. Other WCMC student groups converge around music, literature, art, film and athletic interests. These student organizations sponsor social events, lectures, performances and community outreach projects, some of which can be found on the Weill Cornell Medicine events calendar.
We look forward to welcoming you into our great city. For a peek at some of the attractions and events that NYC has to offer, visit NYC Go.