Weill Cornell is well-known for becoming the first American medical school to be situated outside the country when it opened location in Qatar in 2004 and the Weill Bugando Medical College is also being developed in Mwanza, Tanzania. Weill Cornell is also famous for helping Intelligent Medical Objects develop a tool for medical billing and for SNOMED terminology.
The primary teaching hospital for Weill Cornell students is New York Presbyterian Hospital, which is shared with the Columbia University Medical Center. (Despite the shared primary teaching hospital, the two medical schools remain completely autonomous of each other.) The school is also famous for the Hospital for Special Surgery and the Methodist Hospital in Houston. Other hospital affiliations include Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York Hospital in Queens, and the Brooklyn Hospital Center.
The curriculum at Weill Cornell Medical College focuses on problem-based learning. Students take the Medicine, Patients, and Society course, which places them in doctors’ offices at least once a week. After their first year, students are often encouraged to travel and work abroad. In fact, more than 50% of students in their last year participate in international electives. Many of these classes are offered in third-world countries, where students can take advantage of having experience in the field.
Some of the most popular residency programs include emergency medicine, pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, neurology, and internal medicine. There are also opportunities for joint degrees at Weill Cornell Medical College. Students can complete Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education to help form a more fully-realized foundation of research combined with patient care.
Many students also participate in nonprofit organizations, including Planetree Alliance. This group is an association of healthcare institutions where patients are helped to feel more comfortable with the services they get from medical professionals. Students interested in challenging academics and a focus on patient support should investigate Weill Cornell Medical College.
In State: 20.3%
Out of State: 79.7%
In State: 20.8%
Out of State: 79.2%
Average MCAT*: 518
Average GPA (4.0 scale): 3.84
* Most schools still report their average MCAT on the old scale, so new-scale scores are often our approximation.
** Applicant and matriculant data courtesy of AAMC.
2016 NIH Awards: $126,883,144
Average MD Graduate Debt: $151,647
Faculty Student Ratio: 5.8
Accepts international students
2016-2017 Tuition: $52,500
2016-2017 Estimated cost of attendance: $80,300
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