Providing medical school education free of debt not only relieves a significant financial burden, it may also help increase the diversity of the medical workforce, according to Weill Cornell Medicine leadership who studied the institution’s own experience.
With highly qualified doctors needed now more than ever, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar welcomed its new cohort of incoming students with a comprehensive three-day orientation program – delivered fully online this year for the first time in the institution’s history.
The prospect of residency typically brings jitters to newly minted doctors as they prepare to start the next phase of their medical training, and the level and scope of their patient care responsibilities increases. But the transition has become far more complex with numerous unknowns surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
National Match Day is a milestone moment for graduating medical students. While the annual rite had a different tenor this year, the COVID-19 health crisis underscored for students in Weill Cornell Medical College’s Class of 2020 the value of their roles as physician trainees.
Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have built the first global database of clinical trials testing a rapidly expanding approach to cancer treatment that involves genetically modifying immune cells to recognize specific targets on a patient’s cancer cells and attack them.
More diverse applicants will be encouraged to apply to M.D.-Ph.D. programs if medical schools publish admissions statistics on their websites, a team from Weill Cornell Medicine says in a viewpoint published Dec. 9 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
More than 80 Weill Cornell Medicine students, faculty and senior leadership gathered Oct. 7 at Weill Cornell Medicine for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Feil Family Student Center, which occupies renovated first and second floors in the main campus buildings on York Avenue. The state-of-the-art center was made possible by a $12.5 million gift from the Feil Family.
Weill Cornell Medicine hosted the first-ever National Conference on Medical Student Mental Health and Well-Being Sept. 18-19, in partnership with the Association of American Medical Colleges, Associated Medical Schools of New York and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,
The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences has been awarded a competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health to launch a program dedicated to increasing the number and enhancing the success of doctoral students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Dr. Katharine Hsu, M.D. ’94, Ph.D. ’93, professor of medicine and attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, has been awarded the Weill Cornell Graduate School Alumni Award of Distinction.