Weill Cornell Medicine

  Weill Cornell Medicine  

About Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine is biomedical research unit and medical school established in 1898 by Col. Oliver H. Payne. It’s a private Ivy league university formed under its parent institute, Cornell University and it is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. It is one of the top ranked medical schools in United States with the toughest admission criterion since its inception. In accordance with the statistics by U.S. News & World Report, Cornell enrolls approximately 100 students per class. In 2015, 800 were interviewed for only 106 seats where 6000+ candidates applied. Being strongly committed to improve the health conditions of people on local and a global scale, it accomplishes this by providing exemplary and individualized patient care, making groundbreaking biomedical discoveries, and educating generations of exceptional doctors and scientists. Moreover, its in collaboration with 20 international partners over the world arena to excel in medical care.The school has over 1085 of the finest students who are taught by the very best faculty. Cornell takes pride in its faculty where 382 members of the faculty are ranked as the top doctors in United States. Also, the diversity amongst the faculty can be seen by the fact that 148 members are from a minority group and there are 742 female faculty members.

Departments & Centers of Weill Cornell Medicine

Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluative Sciences Research
Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
General Internal Medicine
Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine
The Center for Global Health
Hematology & Medical Oncology
Infectious Diseases
Medical Ethics
Nephrology & Hypertension
Public Health Programs
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Sleep Medicine
Women’s Health

Education at Weill Cornell Medicine

Cornell aims to provide a premium educational facility to its students through staffing each of the department with world’s finest physicians and scientists, to support the interdependent missions in patient care, research, and education. It wants to prepare and empower students so that they become the finest in their respective fields.

    Postdoctoral Training Programs

    The Weill Department of Medicine (WDOM) provides a broad spectrum of training programs and have designed explicit areas of study which are taught by the top-notch educational experts. The fields offered in this arena include:

  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality T32 Fellowship Training Program in Health Services Research
  • Training Program in Behavioral Geriatrics
  • Molecular and Translational Oncology Research (MTOR) Training Program
  • Research Training Program in the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of AIDS-Related Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis in Haiti
  • Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Global Health Fellows

    MD Program

    Vis a vis the innovation introduced in the medical domain, Cornell seeks to conform to these changes by adapting to these rapidly advanced technologies so that it can produce better doctors with these updated curriculums. Having 55 departments to offer from Adult Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology to Vascular Surgery one has a broad spectrum field to choose from.

    Tri Institutional MD PhD Program

    It is a very unique collaborative program between the three esteemed schools: Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University, and the Sloan Kettering Institute in order to train future physician-scientists.

    Fellowship Training Programs

    These programs give the students a thought-provoking experience under the guidance of the exceptional staff of the school. The following are the range of courses offered at Weill Cornell Medical College.

  • Fellowship Programs include:
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center ACGME-Accredited Programs
    Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
    Cardiovascular Disease
    Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
    Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Geriatric Medicine
    Hematology/Medical Oncology
    Infectious Diseases
    Interventional Cardiology
    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

    Non-ACGME-Accredited Programs
    Clinical Ethics
    Global Health Research
    Health Services Research
    Obesity Medicine

Admissions at Weill Cornell Medicine

    Why Weill Cornell Medicine?

    Besides having a revered Ivy League Legacy which is top ranked in the country, the school is situated at a fantastic location which also provides an unparalleled opportunities related to research and much more. It provides a collaborative environment with global health opportunities as Weill Cornell Medicine is partnered up with some of the finest research institutions across the globe which further opens a lot of prospects for the students.

    Admissions Principles

    Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) seeks applicants who uphold the highest academic and personal standards. Each year the Committee on Admissions selects 106 students from more than 6,000 applicants. The most qualified applicants are chosen from a wide array of diverse backgrounds. As Cornell is utterly against the principle of denying admissions because of someone’s race, ethnicity, culture, sex, sex orientation, color, religion or whatsoever. We look forward to accept only the finest individuals who have out done themselves in the criteria given.

Selection Criteria

    Premedical Curriculum

    Even though applicants are encouraged who have pursued a pre medical curricula however, students having backgrounds in basic sciences, social sciences & liberal arts are equally considered. Moreover, all required premedical coursework should be completed by January 31 of the year for which admission is sought.

    Letters of Evaluation

    These play an extremely decisive part  in the committee’s analysis of the application and they hence should be done by those who know the candidates well enough.

    MCAT Scores

    MCAT scores are considered as an important part of the selection process and are used to compare one candidate from another. They are used as a standard tool for comparison. However, there are no cut offs.

    Investigation in the Field of Medicine

    Research before entering the school is highly encouraged it may take the form of research, volunteer activities in medicine.


    After scrutinising the applications, the next step are the interviews Of 6,000 applications, only a small portion of these are selected for it. Around 700 – 750 candidates are selected for the M.D program and only 70 for M.D – Ph.D program. Applicants are only selected when the committee believes that they person has fully lived up to the merit decided by the school.The applicant will be informed through email about the interview, having all the details vis a vis the interview will be mentioned. If someones unable to attend then alternative dates will be arranged.


    Basic Sciences

    WCMC requires two semesters or their equivalent, in biology, chemistry and physics.

    Organic Chemistry

    Two semesters of organic chemistry, but one semester of organic chemistry, with lab, and one semester of other advanced biology or chemistry coursework.

    Writing-Intensive Courses

    WCMC requires two semesters of writing-intensive courses: one in the humanities or social sciences and one focusing on English-language literature.

    Laboratory Coursework

    It may be substituted for laboratory courses. Integrated Science Courses, that include biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics are required.

    Breadth of Study

    WCMC strongly encourages applicants to study a broad range of disciplines, including the humanities and social sciences, beyond the minimal requirements for admission.

    Depth of Study

    Applicants should undertake an in-depth level study in at least one discipline beyond the minimal requirements for admission.

    Advanced Placement Credit

    AP credit from high school can satisfy the WCMC requirement in physics only.

    Minimum Grade

    The minimum grade in any course to fulfill the admissions requirement is “C”. Below the mentioned grade would result in the rejection of the application fee.


    Even though maths course is not required however coursework in calculus & statistics is highly recommended.

    Online Courses & Distance Learning

    These are not acceptable to fulfill the admission criteria.  Exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis; however in these instances, the applicant must provide evidence of rigorous coursework.

    Second Language

    Applicants are encouraged to develop skills and, if possible, proficiency in a second language.

Dr. Najeeb Lectures

The level of education of the medical school is very high, and competition is also immense. Therefore it is not possible for the university to provide each and every student with individual attention. This is where some students might fall back compared to their class fellows. To assist students, Dr. Najeeb’s Lecture can come in handy. He has over 26 years of experience in teaching medical sciences, and provides video lessons on the go for students. The videos contain illustrations, and explanations of the most basic concepts to the most difficult concepts. The videos are available on laptops and even on mobile phones. His lectures range from dentistry to nursing and everything in between. The reviews given by former and current students show how useful and important the use of the lectures can be, as individual attention is not possible. Therefore wherever students lack, they can take the assistance of the videos to provide help in any difficulties throughout their coursework.

Costs & Aid

    Need-Blind Admissions

    Admissions are made without regard to applicants’ financial status.

    Generous Financial Aid

    Grants and financial aids and loans are provided to students where prices are lower than the average. Besides, Financial support, summer research is accessible to all the students regardless of their race, color, ethnicity or whatsoever. In Fall 2016, WCM not only reduced the “unit loan” but also lowered the unsubsidized portion of the unit loan which would be extremely beneficial for our students as it they would incur lower interest rate during medical school.

    Eligibility and Need Determination

    Since no merit based scholarships are being offered at WCM. However, other opportunities are provided to the students where the citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible for WCM financial aid. This particular aid is only available for those who are in need of it and this would be determined by analysing the income and assets of the student & his families.

How to Apply at Weill Cornell Medicine

    Primary Application

    Applications must be applied via American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS).

    Secondary Application

    After receiving the applicants application, WMC will email instructing as to how get the Supplemental Application Form (SAF) which has a fee of $100.


    Scores should not be older than three years at the time of application. Your application is incomplete until we receive your MCAT scores.


    October 15: Deadline for AMCAS application submission November 15: Deadline for all additional application materials (SAF submission, MCAT scores and letters of evaluation within AMCAS). It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure their file is complete.

Diverse Communities

Weill Cornell Medicine has an outstanding record of recruiting people from diverse backgrounds. Special conferences are held which promote and encourage the efforts of the diverse groups that have immensely contributed to this institution. Under-represented groups are thoroughly engaged and are widely recognised to support community enrichment.

    These include:

  • LGBT+
  • Formed in 2012 by students to increase the awareness amongst the people and advocate for their rights to build a more supportive climate for the LGBT+ community. In 2018 the community was renamed “LGBT+” to recognise the diverse members of the society.  WCM Women

    It seeks to encompass all the arenas of full participation of women. Also to highlight the success of women in there respective fields. The proportion of women faculty has increased from 40% – 43% where the average national percentage remains at 39%. 

  • Student Groups
  • Communities are formed in the WCM to promote a supportive and a diverse environment inside the school. Some of these include:

    Students for Equal Opportunity in Medicine (SEOM)

    The Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA)

    The Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

    The Association of Native American Medical Students (ANAMS)

    The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA)

    White Coats for Black Lives

    PEOPLE (Peers Educating Our Peers: Learning from Each other)

    Women in Medicine (WIM)

    Female Association of Clinicians, Educators and Scientists (FACES)

    Community Perspectives in Medicine (CPIM)

    The Clinical Skills Series (CSS)

    The Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC)

    The Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR)

  • The Black & Latino Men
  • Established in 2016 by Dr. Maurice Hinson. Its purpose is to create a network among Black and Latino male faculty, trainees, and students at WCM and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It’s focal aim is to increase the underrepresented minorities in healthcare, science & medicine.

    Student Life

    Weill Cornell Medical College is located at the porsche area of Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Being only at a walking distance away from the city’s main attractions such as the Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art and much more. One has countless places to explore and enjoy be it even the outskirts if NYC as well. Places like Yankee Stadium & Coney Island are just a train away! Student life is made more intriguing and engaging through the student organisations,volunteer work and a lot more.

    Having students from diverse different backgrounds promotes a harmonious environment amongst them and lets the increase of under represented minorities as well.

Contact Weill Cornell Medicine

Office of Admissions

445 E. 69th St.

Olin Hall, Room 104

New York, NY 10021

(212) 746-1067


Charles Bardes, M.D

Associate Dean, Admissions

Allison Smith

Director, Admissions

Joanne Cabrera

Administrative Assistant & Interview Coordinator.

Sheena Rummit

Assistant Director, Admissions.


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