The Weill Cornell Medical College Alumni Association (WCMCAA) was founded in 1904 shortly after the fifth class of medical students graduated from the Medical College. In 1933, the WCMC Alumni Association became incorporated and today remains steadfast in support of the Medical College's goals, mission, and strategic priorities.
With more than 5,600 living alumni, including many distinguished physicians and physician-scientists, the graduates of Weill Cornell represent an illustrious network. Alumni dedication, energy, and generosity help to enrich the student experience and life and culture of Weill Cornell on campus and beyond.
Richard F. Daines, M.D. '78
14th Commissioner of Health for New York State
Keynote Speaker - Reunion Weekend 2008
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. '66
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Alumni and Friends Reception – Washington, D.C.
Mae C. Jemison, M.D. '81
Alumni and Friends Reception – Houston, Texas
Thomas H. Lee, M.D. '79
Chief Executive Officer, Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.
Alumni and Friends Reception – Boston, Massachusetts
The WCMC Alumni Association directly supports and engages Weill Cornell medical students by hosting or co-hosting exciting educational, networking, and community-building events such as:
- Annual Family Day
- "Alumni-to-Student-Knowledge" (ASK) Career Sessions
- Stethoscopes for Students at the White Coat Ceremony
- International Fellows Day
- The Rogosin Institute Scholars Reception
- "Conversations on Tap" (COT) Receptions with Clinical Faculty
- Fourth Year Student Send-off
Weill Education Center – 6.15.09
ASK Session on Careers in
Anesthesiology – 1.27.10
WCMC Alumni Association members also assist medical students by making annual gifts to their Class Scholarship or Loan fund. Since the launch of the Discoveries that Make a Difference Campaign, alumni and friends have raised more than $13.6 million in scholarship support. Weill Cornell proudly recognizes outstanding alumni generosity through the Dean's Circle annual giving society.
12th Annual Dean's Circle Dinner
The River Club – 6.11.09
To help alumni remain connected to Weill Cornell and to each other, the WCMC Alumni Association offers members a variety of ways to stay engaged. Alumni are invited to:
- Vote in the biennial Alumni Association Officer Election
- Volunteer on an Alumni Association Standing Committee
- Nominate an alumnus/a for the annual Alumni Award of Distinction
- Nominate an alumnus/a for the annual Special Achievement Award
- Host a Regional Reception
- Make a gift to their Class Fund
The WCMC Alumni Association is governed by a Board of Directors that oversees several Standing Committees, including: Awards, Class Leaders, Diversity, Fundraising, Nominating, Reunion, and Parents. All WCMC degree holders are eligible for membership in the WCMCAA, which is pleased to offer members a variety of privileges. To join, please complete the WCMCAA Membership Form.
To learn more about the WCMC Alumni Association, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 646-317-7419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.