Cultural Diversity/Minority Issues

Cornell University has been deeply committed to diversity from its very founding, and the Medical College upholds this principle. Our student body includes students from diverse backgrounds, including groups where there is a substantial underrepresentation of physicians. We have one of the best records in New York State and are among the most successful private schools nationally in that effort.

We are interested in identifying potential medical students who have a major interest in the medical problems of the underserved. Summer research programs are available for college undergraduates who have this interest. Further information is available from the following web sites:

Travelers Summer Research Fellowship Program
MD-PHD Summer Program

Weill Cornell students participate in regional and national organizations related to cultural diversity in medicine and serving the medical needs of underserved populations. Such organizations are: Students for Equal Opportunity in Medicine; Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association; Boricua Latino Health Organization; and the Student National Medical Association. You can also visit, the new AAMC Web site and campaign to increase diversity in medicine.
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