Attracting a record number of attendees, the WCM-NYP Residency Diversity Open House held its annual event, Make Your Match, on Saturday, September 18, 2021.
Organized by the NYP/Weill Cornell residency programs, Weill Department of Medicine Office of Diversity, Cornell Center for Health Equity, and the Weill Cornell Diversity Center for Excellence, the Make Your Match event provides medical students with important information about the residency match process. At the same time, it offers a unique experience in which medical students interact with top experts from Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as representatives from a number of programs including a few joint programs with Columbia University.
Make Your Match emphasizes the importance of diversity activities in the Weill Department of Medicine (WDOM) and at Weill Cornell Medicine as a whole. It also enables medical students to learn about the achievements of current residents and those who are now in high-level posts throughout the country. Some examples of those who have gone to illustrious careers include: Dr. Luciana Borio, Director, Medical and Biodefense Preparedness Policy, White House National Security Council; Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster, Associate Dean, Diversity Education and Research, SUNY Downstate; Dr. Edward Wingfield, Medical Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center (Hamilton); and Dr. Louis Wade Sullivan, the first African American resident at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sullivan recently provided The Dr. Louis Wade Sullivan Diversity Department of Medicine Lectureship (Topic: The Long Road to Health Equity in America) at the WDOM’s Medicine Grand Rounds.