Welcome from the Program Director
Congratulations as you embark on this exciting and momentous time in your career as a physician. Residency training is the first opportunity to begin caring for patients as their doctor and is a challenging period filled with incredible growth. At Cornell, we believe that this unique experience of training must provide young physicians with all of the skills, knowledge and support to enable them to have successful, productive, and long careers in medicine.
Our residents have a broad base of educational opportunities in the program, ranging from an interactive didactic core curriculum in Academic Times to an integrated simulation program. They spend time learning bedside point of care ultrasound as well as learning about the psychosocial components that impact an individual’s health literacy, access to health care, and ultimately their outcomes as patients. We have an innovative multimedia curriculum in our iTunes U platform which provides searchable access to all areas of our curriculum at the touch of a finger. However, the most amazing educational aspect of our training program is the vast breadth and depth of patients that we get to see practicing medicine in Manhattan. Our mix of patients from all five boroughs of New York City allows residents to take care of patients from countries from all over the world, with different endemic diseases, different cultural beliefs and different approaches to health care. There is no curriculum that could surpass the wealth of knowledge that our patients bring in their stories.
We have a dedicated and productive faculty who are devoted to the success of our housestaff, encouraging them not only in their clinical work, but also assisting them in and recruiting them to many different projects in scholarship and research - whether their interest is in translation research, quality improvement, education or bench science. The mentorship and exposure to stellar research at our institution and our neighboring partners (the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Rockefeller University) provide our housestaff with rich opportunity.
Ultimately, we know that in order for residents to achieve their full potential as physicians, their work environment needs to support them in all aspects. At Weill Cornell Department of Medicine we are truly a community - of colleagues, friends and caregivers. I consider myself lucky to have the privilege of coming to work here every day to care for our patients and to work with our outstanding housestaff. Good luck in the upcoming months!
Kirana Gudi, M.D.
Welcome from the Interim Chair
Welcome to the Residency Training Program in Internal Medicine at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. One of the country's top-tier residency programs, you will find training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College to be an exciting and extraordinary journey. Set within the multicultural diversity that defines New York City, our training program offers an array of diverse cultures and a full spectrum of conditions and diseases that is unparalleled anywhere in the world. The path you choose – as physician-scientist, clinical educator, and/or academic leader – is supported by state-of-the-art resources and by teachers who are renowned experts in their fields. The nationally and internationally recognized faculty who serve in the Department of Medicine are fully committed to your education and career growth.
The Weill Department of Medicine has a rich and long-standing history, one that reflects a commitment to public health, groundbreaking research, and clinical care that is delivered with compassion and dignity for every patient. Our residents-in-training have played an integral role in this tradition for many years. The learning environment in the Weill Department of Medicine is also distinguished by its collaborative spirit. Numerous research endeavors, leading to life-saving treatments, have been forged by world-class physicians and scientists here at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College. We have also collaborated on projects with researchers at the Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), from around the world, and from our neighboring institutions of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University, and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
In recent years, our residency program has become known for its pursuit of creative innovations in education. These innovations have included advancement in quality and safety, new organization of rotations, a senior seminar series, and expansion of research opportunities that has led to a frequent presence at national meetings and publications in the peer-reviewed journals.
Time and time again, residents who are training at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical College report similar themes. They have enjoyed working in camaraderie with their fellow residents, receiving complete support and encouragement from their teachers, feeling an increased "passion for medicine," and standing at the door every morning "ready for another life-changing experience."
I invite you to learn more about our residency training program, fellowship programs, and research opportunities here.
John P. Leonard, M.D.
Interim Chair, Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College