The Weill Department of Medicine is home to a wide array of diversity initiatives for our residents. Our residents in training, as well as residents who are newly joining the residency training program in internal medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, enjoy many opportunities for growth and camaraderie. One of the hallmarks of our residency training initiatives is the Center for Multicultural and Minority Health (CMMH) which focuses on the goals of minority faculty and housestaff recruitment, multicultural health and health policy research, cross-cultural education, and community outreach. We believe that in order to do the best for our patients, the doctors caring for them should reflect the same diversity seen in the patient populations we treat. This is especially true of our house staff who interact closely with patients on a day-to-day basis.
The CMMH also provides guidance and technical support to the Minority House Staff Committee, a resident-run group involved in minority recruitment, mentoring and community outreach. Residents will be able to participate in any and all of these initiatives during different parts of their training, and especially during the research block in their senior year.
The Minority House Staff Committee works to increase the number of underrepresented minorities at Weill Cornell through a variety of projects including outreach activities, networking events with staff and medical students, and volunteerism in the community. Three major events are coordinated each year, including the fall Minority Open House for interested applicants, the Minority Dinner in January for prospective residents, and the Welcome Happy Hour each June.