WCM Diversity Programs

The Diversity Department of the Joan and Sanford Weill Department of Medicine  

Our mission is to promote cultural diversity among the faculty, fellows, and house staff of the Weill Department of Medicine. We seek to create pipeline opportunities that will foster research in minority health and health care policy, to educate physicians on the sociocultural influences affecting a patient's health, beliefs and behaviors, and to expand the relationship of the department and the larger institution with the community.

Department of Pediatrics 

The Department of Pediatrics, in partnership with the WCM Office of Diversity and Inclusion, seeks to foster working and educational environments where all persons can succeed, thrive, and find community, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age or any other domain of identity.

Department of Psychiatry

Weill Cornell Psychiatry is deeply committed to creating an inclusive environment for residents from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We are partnering with NewYork-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine to expand opportunities and community-building initiatives for current residents and prospective applicants.

Diversity Center of Excellence 

The goal of the Diversity Center of Excellence awarded from the Health Resources and Services Administration, is to increase the number of Underrepresented Minority (URM) physicians in the workforce and in academic medicine.

The Weill Cornell Medicine Career Advancement for Research in Health Equity (CARE T37) Program

The CARE T37 program aims to identify talented underrepresented minority pre- and post-doctoral trainees across the health sciences who are considering careers in health equity research and global health. Trainees will participate in our intensive summer research training session that leverages both formal degree and non-degree institutional programs and builds methodological skills in scientific research. Additionally, trainees will engage in research with seasoned mentors embedded in their academic institutions and select global health research sites. For eligible trainees the program provides monthly stipends to help defray living expenses in NYC during the intensive summer didactic session. Limited funds are also available to support trainees for up to 6-weeks of mentored research experience at NIH-funded select global health sites.

Cornell University Faculty Institute for Diversity 

The two-day Faculty Institute for Diversity offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary peer-group of faculty to transform a course through the lens of diversity and inclusion. Explore a five-dimensional framework that invites entry from all disciplinary perspectives: consider who you are, who you teach, how you teach, what you teach, and how this influences the learning environment.

Cornell University Intergroup Dialog Project 

The group runs courses and workshops on facilitating dialog across difference including for faculty and instructors: Click here and here 

Cornell University Center for Teaching Innovation 

The center runs workshops on inclusive learning and teaching. 

Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) 

CITE programs create safety around highly charged workplace issues, facilitating honest dialogue, self-awareness and organizational learning on four levels: personal, interpersonal, group and institutional/community.

Minority House Staff Committee

The Minority House Staff Committee was established in 1995 in an effort to increase the number of residents who are traditionally underrepresented in internal medicine. The MHC is comprised of members of our house staff and dedicated faculty advisors.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065