The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS), a joint program between the Sloan-Kettering Institute and Weill Cornell Medical College, offers a unique and diverse learning environment.
WCGS offers seven Doctoral programs as well as four distinct Masters programs. Additionally, we offer two Tri-Institutional Ph.D.'s, a Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D., and the opportunity for students to participate in an Accelerated Ph.D.-M.B.A. program. Many of our programs are linked by specific topics of research, allowing for collaboration between labs and a multidisciplinary educational experience. Our 330 faculty members are highly engaged and passionate about training the leaders of the next generation of basic and translational scientists.
The Access Summer Internship Program allows students to spend 10 weeks conducting research in a laboratory under the mentorship of an experienced scientist. Students attend lectures and discussions regarding the current status of biomedical research and the range of career opportunities available, attend workshops to sharpen their presentation and interview skills, and enroll in a GRE course to prepare them for examination.
In 2014, the WCGS and Director of Diversity and Student Services introduced a series of diversity-centered programming that included mixers and seminars. The Celebrating Diversity in Science series has hosted speakers such as Dr. Avery August, Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, and Dr. Medeva Ghee, Director of the Leadership Alliance and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University.