Weill Cornell Medicine
|Cornell University Medical College, Weill Cornell Medical College|
|Type||Private, nonprofit medical school|
|Established||1898(as Cornell University Medical College)|
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
|Dean||Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D.|
|Vice Dean||Michael G. Stewart, M.D.|
1300 York Avenue,
Weill Cornell Medicine / /, officially the Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University, is the biomedical research unit and medical school of Cornell University, a private Ivy League university. The medical college is located at 1300 York Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, along with the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. The college is named for benefactor and former Citigroup chairman Sanford Weill.
As one of the most selective medical schools in the United States, Cornell enrolls approximately 100 students per class from a pool of over 6,000 applicants, interviewing 700-750 applicants. For the class of 2022, the average undergraduate GPA and MCAT scores for successful applicants were 3.85 and 518, respectively. The Weill Cornell Medical College is currently tied for 9th place on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools: Research" ranking.
Weill Cornell Medicine is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Rockefeller University, all of which are located nearby on York Avenue. Weill Cornell's clinical affiliates rank highly, with the New York-Presbyterian Hospital ranked #1 in the region and #5 in the nation, the Hospital for Special Surgery ranked #1 in the nation for orthopedics, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Center #2 for cancer.
The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University joined Weill Cornell to establish the Tri-Institutional MD–PhD Program in 1991. In 2001, the school opened a campus in Qatar. Weill Cornell has also been affiliated with The Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas, since 2004. On September 16, 2019, Weill Cornell Medicine announced students who qualify for financial aid would attend cost-free.
The school was founded on April 14, 1898, with an endowment by Col. Oliver H. Payne. It was established in New York because Ithaca, where the main campus is located, was deemed too small to offer adequate clinical training opportunities. James Ewing was the first professor of clinical pathology at the school, and for a while was the only full-time professor.
A branch of the school operated in Stimson Hall on the main campus. The two-year Ithaca course, paralleled the first two years of the New York school. It closed in 1938 due to declining enrollment.
In 1927, William Payne Whitney's $27 million donation led to the building of the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, which became the name for Cornell's large psychiatric effort. Its Training School for Nurses became affiliated with the university in 1942, operating as the Cornell Nursing School until it closed in 1979.
In 1998, New York Hospital merged with Presbyterian Hospital, the affiliate hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. The combined institution operates today as NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital. Despite the clinical alliance, the faculty and instructional functions of the Cornell and Columbia units remain largely distinct and independent. Each hospital in the NewYork–Presbyterian Healthcare System is affiliated with one of the two colleges.
Originally called Cornell University Medical College, the school was renamed the Weill Medical College of Cornell University after receiving a substantial endowment from then-Citigroup Chairman Sanford I. Weill in 1998. In 2015, the school renamed itself, Weill Cornell Medicine, to better reflect its mission.
On September 16, 2019, Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi announced Weill Cornell Medicine would make the cost of attendance free for all students who qualify for financial aid, made possible by a $160 million gift from The Starr Foundation, directed by Weill Cornell Medicine Overseer Maurice R. Greenberg, in partnership with gifts from Joan and Board of Overseers Chairman Emeritus Sanford I. Weill.
Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights
Founded in 2010 in partnership with Physicians for Human Rights, the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR) provides services to torture victims seeking asylum in the United States on grounds of racial, gendered, religious, sexual, or political persecution. Run by medical students, the WCCHR provides forensic medical evaluations for survivors of torture; clinicians provide clients to prepare an affidavit in support of a client’s asylum application.
The Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights is the first U.S. medical school-based asylum clinic run by students.
- Iqbal Mahmoud Al Assad, pediatric cardiologist
- Robert Atkins, creator of the Atkins Diet
- Hilary Blumberg, professor of psychiatric neuroscience
- Carlos Cordon-Cardo, physician and scientist
- John P. Donohue, physician and testicular cancer researcher
- Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
- John Gartner, psychotherapist; author; former Johns Hopkins University Medical School professor; founder or dutytowarn.org PAC
- Wilson Greatbatch, inventor of the cardiac artificial pacemaker
- Nan Hayworth, physician and former U.S. Representative
- Henry Heimlich, physician and namesake of the Heimlich maneuver
- Richard Hooker, surgeon and writer
- John Howland, pediatrician
- Mae C. Jemison, former astronaut
- C. Everett Koop, former Surgeon General
- Bonnie Mathieson, scientist and HIV/AIDS researcher
- Elizabeth Nabel, president of Brigham and Women's Hospital
- James Peake, former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
- Ida S. Scudder, medical missionary in India
- Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
- Tri-Institutional MD–PhD Program
- List of Ivy League medical schools
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- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/us/weill-cornell-free.html NYT-'Cornell’s Medical School Offers Full Rides in Battle Over Student Debt' 16 Sept 2019
- https://news.weill.cornell.edu/news/2019/09/weill-cornell-medicine-eliminates-medical-education-debt-for-all-qualifying-students RRESS RELEASE-Weill Cornell Medicine Eliminates Medical Education Debt for All Qualifying Students 16 SEPTEMBER 2019
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