Life in NYC

Weill Medical College is located in the heart of New York City, one of the world's foremost capitals of science, culture, arts, and business. Situated in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, overlooking the East River, WCMC enjoys one of the loveliest residential neighborhoods in the city. Within walking distance are the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, The Museum of Modern Art, The Frick Collection, The Asia Society, The Hispanic Society, and a plethora of art galleries.

Students partake liberally of the great opportunities of New York, from Yankee Stadium to Lincoln Center to SoHo and Greenwich Village. Student activities are as eclectic as the city: Broadway shows, the Metropolitan Opera, baseball games, and even surfing at Rockaway Beach are just a few examples of class organized activities. Simply taking the subway to a new neighborhood is a great way to explore the ethnic and cultural diversity of the city. The WCMC campus is just short walk to the nearest subway station and from there all of NYC is accessible, giving you a chance to visit anything from the Chinese markets in Flushing, Queens one day to a Russian bath house in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn the next.

On campus, student organizations are many and varied, representing the broad interests of the student body. In addition to the student government, Weill Cornell has student chapters of many medical organizations including SNMA, LMSA, HPREP, AMWA, APAMSA, and MAPS. Other groups have formed around music, literature, art, film, and athletic interests. These student organizations sponsor social events, lectures, performances, and community outreach projects, some of which are posted on WCMC’s new events calendar.

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