Weill Cornell Medical College



Weill Cornell Medical College was founded in 1898, with April 14, 1898, marking the official date. The Medical College was established and generously endowed through the gifts of Colonel Oliver H. Payne and quickly became a national leader in medical instruction.  


Since its inception, the Medical College has followed an educational philosophy that emphasizes the importance of combining a strong basic foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care.  


Research is a critical component of any successful career in science and medicine, which is why Weill Cornell Medical College emphasizes student research in its curriculum. Weill Cornell students have access to research opportunities with top faculty members in an array of fields. These opportunities range from short-term and summer projects to year-long, funded fellowship programs.  

Weill Cornell Medical College celebrates student research with Medical Student Research Day, an annual event where WCMC students make presentations and share their research with faculty members and fellow medical students.


Weill Cornell Medical College recently united under a new identity, Weill Cornell Medicine, to represent the breadth and depth of everything our employees do best: world-class patient care, cutting-edge research and top-ranked education. We are so much more than a medical school, and this name is a reflection of our exciting growth over many years. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients – the center of everything we do. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2021. Universities with a score above 4.0 (out of 5) in any of the 8 award categories, receive Badges of Excellence. Congratulations!

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Student services

The Student Ombudsperson Office offers a safe place where all students at Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences may discuss problems or issues. Concerns about situations that interfere with work, study or student life may involve a classmate, advisor, or instructor.  

Housing services

Finding a place to live in New York City  can be overwhelming, but the Housing Office at Weill Cornell Medical College makes it easy. Weill Cornell student housing ranges from dormitory-style rooms and affordable apartments to properties overlooking New York City's waterfront.  

Library services

The Weill Cornell Medical Library promotes excellence in health through access to information by selecting, organizing and preserving high quality biomedical information, making it available whenever and wherever it is needed, and providing education in its retrieval, management, evaluation and utilization for problem solving and decision making. 

ICT services

Technology is constantly changing, growing increasingly complex and inter-related with other technology from a variety of sources. ITS can assist you in matching your needs to a range of technology solutions based on cost, technical architecture, and support resources. 

Medical services

Your health is important to us. As a Weill Cornell Medical College student, you have access to our campus health center, which offers high-quality, affordable preventive and primary care. 

The health center's services include physical examinations, routine gynecologic care, immunizations, and disease management.  

Student Life

Campus life

New York City doesn't just have the best schools, hospitals, and research centers – it has the best of everything. When you're not in class or studying, we encourage you to get out and explore the city. Please take the time to read the below guide to NYC's local resources and find information on nearby shopping, banking, grocery stores, transportation, and sightseeing.   

Sports facilities

Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Objectives 

  • Develop self-care skills to maintain wellness in all its dimensions: physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social
  • Reduce experienced stress by developing resiliency
  • Promote inclusion and a sense of belonging and community
  • Increase the ability to find meaning in one’s experience
  • Enable students to succeed as leaders

Student clubs

MSEC is an elected group of five students per class as that meets once a month during the school year. MSEC represents all medical students in all years and works to fund and organize school-wide student events and activities, as well as lobby and advocate for student needs. With annual budget provisions, the MSEC is a major source of funding for more than seventy student clubs and organizations. 


In March of 2018, Weill Cornell Medical College will again be visited by a survey team of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.  

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