The principal teaching site for Weill Medical College is NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the world's leading hospitals. The NewYork Weill Cornell Medical Center was founded in 1771 as The New York Hospital, the first hospital in New York and the second oldest in America. With the completion of the Greenberg Pavilion in 1997, the hospital confirmed its place among the most prominent and modern hospitals in the world. The presence of some 2,500 faculty members, 50 residency and clinical fellowship programs, and 500 residency positions, ensures a rich interaction between medical students, residents, and faculty. In addition, the extensive network of clinical affiliates allows students to experience all types of clinical settings, both in- and out-patient. Please visit the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital web site.
Clinical affiliates include New York Hospital Queens, New York Methodist Hospital, Lincoln Hospital Medical and Mental Health Center, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn Hospital Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, United Hospital Medical Center, and Cayuga Medical Center. Learning thus occurs in every possible type of clinical care.
During the clinical portion of their medical studies, students learn by actively providing care to patients, under the supervision of the faculty. Cornell's model for clinical learning encourages the student to analyze clinical problems rigorously, then discuss the interpretation with the faculty, then implement the clinical plan. This encourages the student to develop independent clinical skills, while safeguarding the highest level of patient care. Please visit the Weill Cornell Physicians web site.