Community service and medicine are intrinsically linked components of student life at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC). Certain WCMC student groups focus entirely on providing healthcare for underserved communities, while others coordinate activities related to a particular field of interest. Our array of community service initiatives are almost entirely created and coordinated by students, and span a wide range of subjects including music, policy and advocacy, and fitness and health.
Student Governance Documents
Students are advised to review these guidelines and documents when creating student-run groups and maintaining compliance for existing groups.
Governance of Medical Student Organizations and Groups
New Student-run Group Charter Application Form
Existing Student-Run Group Survey -- To be completed by December 1st, showing the transition to new student leadership
Community Service Groups
Giving back to the community through one-day activities, health clinics, and interacting with children.
Enrichment programs for underprivileged and underrepresented middle and high school students. These programs encourage students to pursue their academic and career goals in the STEM fields.
Academic Interest Groups
These groups give medical students opportunities to share their ideas and educational activities that revolve around their common academic interests and career goals. It also gives them the opportunity to network with healthcare professionals within that field of medicine.
Addresses the needs of the diverse communities at Weill Cornell Medicine and in New York City while fostering communities and providing support for the medical students.
Policy and Advocacy Groups
Identifies and addresses the public health policy issues that affect the healthcare community and the patients.
Special Interest and Recreational Groups
Opportunities to share common interests that are outside of academic interest groups and help establish a balance as a medical student (e.g. technology, music, fitness, wellness, and sustainability).