Dr. Nicole Cruz, a senior resident in the Residency Training Program in Internal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine, has been named the National Hispanic Medical Association Resident of the Year for the northeast region.
The National Hispanic Medical Association awards six Resident of the Year Awards, one in each of the association’s regions in the country, to outstanding residents who demonstrated achievements in leadership, medical practice, research or teaching, and a commitment to providing healthcare in a Hispanic community. Dr. Cruz accepted her award on May 6 during the association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Cruz is co-chair of the Department of Medicine’s Minority Housestaff Committee, spearheading a mentorship program for housestaff and working to enhance diversity, community and opportunity in the training program.
A house officer at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, Dr. Cruz is pursuing a career in academic hematology-oncology, and will begin her fellowship in the field at Weill Cornell Medicine in July. She earned her medical degree at San Juan Bautista Medical School in Puerto Rico.
To read more about Dr. Cruz, please visit the Weill Department of Medicine’s website.