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The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College is the medical school and biomedical research unit of Cornell University. Usually referred to as simply Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC or WCMC-NYC), it is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, along with the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. Approximately 400 medical students are enrolled. Medical school generally refers to a tertiary educational institution (or part of such an institution) which is involved in the education of future medical practitioners (medical doctors). ... Cornell University is a research university based in Ithaca, New York. ... This photo, showing the architectural mix on the Upper East Side, was taken from 87th Street and Second Avenue. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WGSMS) is a graduate college of Cornell University that was founded in 1952 as an academic partnership between two major medical institutions in New York City: the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Sloan-Kettering Institute. ...


While similar to other elite medical schools, Weill Cornell is different in some important respects. Problem-based learning is emphasized more thoroughly than at perhaps any other school. Cornell recruits the highest percentage of underrepresented minorities of any non-minority medical school (e.g., Howard University or Meharry Medical College). Over half of the medical students do international clinical rotations. The MD/PhD program relies upon not only the faculty and resources of Cornell but on Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Rockefeller University, both of which lie adjacent to the Cornell campus. Problem-based learning (PBL) is a didactic concept of active learning in tertiary education, but is currently being adpted for use in K-12 education. ... Howard University is a historically black university in Washington, D.C. It was established by a congressional charter in 1867, and much of its early funding came from the Freedmens Bureau. ... Meharry Medical College was founded in 1876 in Nashville, Tennessee to provide health sciences education. ... The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York is a treatment and research institution founded in 1884 as the New York Cancer Hospital. ... Rockefeller University is a small private university focusing primarily on graduate education and research in the biomedical fields, located in the southeasternmost corner of the Upper East Side of Manhattan island in New York City, New York. ...


Weill-Cornell's administrative connections are complex and far ranging. Its primary hospital affiliation is with New York-Presbyterian Hospital, which is also the primary teaching hospital for Cornell's primary rival and ally, Columbia University. Unlike many similar efforts, the New York Hospital-Columbia Presbyterian Hospital merger has not only led to the reduction of administrative redundancy but has strengthened academic programs on both campuses. New York-Presbyterian Hospital is a prominent university hospital in New York City, composed of two medical centers, Columbia University Medical Center and New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. ...


In addition to its affiliations with NYPH, MSKCC, and Rockefeller, Weill Cornell is the academic center for the Hospital for Special Surgery, which lies across the street and the Methodist Hospital in Houston, a hospital which had been — until 2004 — the primary private teaching hospital for Baylor College of Medicine. Hospital for Special Surgery specializes in rheumatologic and orthopedic conditions. ... The Mayo Clinic is a world-renowned medical practice operated by the Mayo Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Rochester, Minnesota. ... Houston redirects here. ... Baylor College of Medicine is ranked among the top Schools of medicine in the United States. ...


Cornell has also opened the first American medical school to be located outside of U.S. borders. The Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar opened for instruction in 2004. Its facilities are found in Education City, Qatar near Doha. WCMC-Q offers a six-year integrated medical education program primarily focused on patient care. The Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) was established on April 9, 2001, when Cornell University signed an agreement with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to bring a branch of its medical school to Education City, Qatar near the capital of Doha. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Education City is an area in Qatar near the capital city of Doha that, with funding from the nonprofit Qatar Foundation, has been set aside for the establishment of branch campuses of several American universities, as well as several local educational and research organizations. ... Doha, Qatar Doha (Arabic: الدوحة;, Ad-Dawḥah) (population 370,000) is the capital of Qatar, located on the Persian Gulf. ...


History

Cornell University Medical College was founded April 14, 1898 with an endowment by Col. Oliver H. Payne. It was established in New York City as Ithaca, where the main campus is located, was deemed too small to offer adequate clinical training opportunities. It was one of the first medical schools to admit women alongside men. April 14 is the 104th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (105th in leap years). ... 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... It has been suggested that Ithaca Commons be merged into this article or section. ...


A branch of the school operated in Stimson Hall on the main campus upstate. The two-year Ithaca course paralleled the first two years of the New York school. It closed in 1938 due to declining enrollment. Upstate New York is the region of New York State outside of the core of the New York metropolitan area. ... 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1927, William Payne Whitney's $27 million donation led to the building of the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic, which became the name for Cornell's large psychiatric effort. That same year, the college affiliated with New York Hospital and the two institutions moved to their current joint campus in 1932. The hospital's Training School for Nurses became affiliated with the university in 1942, operating as the Cornell Nursing School until it closed in 1979. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... William Payne Whitney (March 20, 1876 - May 25, 1927) was a wealthy American businessman and member of the influential Whitney family. ... William Payne Whitney donated the money to build and endow the Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... This article is about the year. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ...


In 1996, Cornell Medical College merged many of its administrative operations with those of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S); on the same day, New York Hospital merged with the Presbyterian Hospital, affiliated with P&S. The combined institution operates today as New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Despite the clinical alliance, faculty and instructional functions of the Cornell and Columbia units remain distinct and independent. Multiple fellowships and clinical programs have merged, however, and the institutions are continuing in their efforts to bring together whichever departments might enhance academic efforts, reduce costs, or increase public recognition. 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Seal of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, affectionately referred to as P&S, is a graduate school of Columbia University located on a satellite campus in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. ... New York-Presbyterian Hospital is a prominent university hospital in New York City, composed of two medical centers, Columbia University Medical Center and New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. ...


In 1998, the college was renamed after receiving a substantial endowment from Sanford I. Weill, then Chairman of Citigroup). 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Sandy Weill in the 1970s Sandy Weill (born March 16, 1933) is a financier, philanthropist, and chairman of Citigroup. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


Notable alumni

Robert C. Atkins (October 17, 1930 – April 17, 2003) was an American doctor and cardiologist, best known for the Atkins Nutritional Approach, a popular but controversial way of dieting that entails eating low-carbohydrate, high-fat and high-protein foods. ... book The Atkins Nutritional Approach, popularly known as the Atkins Diet or just Atkins, is a popular but controversial high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. ... Dr. Anthony S. Fauci is a native of Brooklyn, New York, received his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1966. ... National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. ... The National Institutes of Health is an institution of the United States government which focuses on medical research. ... Wilson Greatbatch is an inventor who advanced the development of early implantable cardiac pacemakers. ... The term pacemaker has multiple meanings: In sports, a pacemaker or pacer is a competitor who enters an athletics race with little or no intention of winning, but purely to set a fast pace for other competitors to follow. ... Dr Henry J. Heimlich (born February 3, 1920) was an American physician, and the inventor of the Heimlich manoeuver. ... The Heimlich maneuver The Heimlich maneuver, also known as abdominal thrusts, is a first aid procedure for clearing an obstructed airway. ... Robert W. Holley, the structure of a tRNA is shown in the background Dr Robert W. Holley (January 28, 1922 - February 11, 1993) was an American biochemist, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1968 for describing the structure of alanine transfer RNA, linking DNA and... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ... RNA codons. ... Biological and artificial methods for creation of proteins differ significantly. ... C. Everett Koop Charles Everett Koop, M.D. (born October 14, 1916) was the Surgeon General of the United States from 1982 to 1989, under Ronald Reagans presidency. ... Benjamin McLane Spock (May 2, 1903–March 15, 1998) was an American pediatrician whose book Baby and Child Care, published in 1946, is one of the biggest best-sellers of all time. ...

External links

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
  • Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional MD/PhD Program
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital


Units of Cornell University
Undergraduate Colleges and Schools:

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | College of Architecture, Art and Planning | College of Arts and Sciences | College of Engineering | School of Hotel Administration | College of Human Ecology | School of Industrial and Labor Relations Cornell University is a research university based in Ithaca, New York. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1595, 140 KB)taken from http://www. ... College of Agriculture and Life Sciences logo It has been suggested that Plant Biology at Cornell be merged into this article or section. ... The College of Architecture, Art and Planning (AAP) at Cornell University was established in 1871 as the School of Architecture, offering the first four-year course of study in architecture in the United States. ... College of Arts & Sciences logo The Arts Quad includes the original three buildings of the University, Morrill Hall, McGraw Hall, and White Hall, seen on the left. ... College of Engineering logo Cornell Universitys College of Engineering was founded in 1870 as the Sibley College of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanic Arts. ... The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, one of the endowed colleges of Cornell University, is a world-renowned school for hospitality management founded in 1922. ... The College of Human Ecology (HumEc) is a statutory college at Cornell University. ... The New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) at Cornell University was established in 1944 (first students admitted 1945) as the worlds first school for college-level study in industrial and labor relations. ...

Graduate/Professional Colleges and Schools:

Graduate School | Law School | S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management | Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City | Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar | Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences | College of Veterinary Medicine The Graduate School is a graduate school at Cornell University; it confers most professional and research masters degree and doctoral degrees in various fields of study for the university. ... Cornell Law School, located in Ithaca, New York, is a graduate school of Cornell University. ... The S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management (JGSM) is the business school of Cornell University. ... The Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) was established on April 9, 2001, when Cornell University signed an agreement with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to bring a branch of its medical school to Education City, Qatar near the capital of Doha. ... The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WGSMS) is a graduate college of Cornell University that was founded in 1952 as an academic partnership between two major medical institutions in New York City: the Weill Cornell Medical College and the Sloan-Kettering Institute. ... The New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University was founded in 1894, and is only one of two institutes of veterinary medicine in the Ivy League in the United States. ...


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