Housing and Services
The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) offers affordable apartment housing to all full-time students for the PhD training period. Student housing is within a few blocks of classrooms and laboratories, in a neighborhood of residential buildings, shops and restaurants, and medical facilities on Manhattan's Upper East Side.
The Graduate School makes the housing assignments for its students, accommodating singles and families in studio, one-and two-bedroom apartments, or dormitory-style residences.
Student Health Service
The Weill Cornell Student Health Service (SHS) is committed to providing accessible, compassionate, cost-effective, and high-quality health care and education that meet the unique primary health care needs of students and enhances their personal growth and development.
Incoming WCGS students must submit completed health forms to SHS prior to starting their first term. The forms report the student's medical history, and provide proof of immunizations and a physical exam within the previous year. Information about these requirements, and the forms, are available on the SHS web site: http://shs.med.cornell.edu. SHS requests that forms be submitted 30 days prior to the start of classes.
All graduate students insured under the health insurance plan provided by the Graduate School may use SHS free of charge. SHS operates a campus student health center offering a full array of primary care, occupational medicine, and preventive health services for men and women, including physical examinations, chronic disease management, treatment of acute illness, routine gynecologic care and contraceptive management, immunizations, and management of body fluid exposures. A physician is on call by phone during off-hours for health emergencies. The Weill Medical College student mental health program is also available to graduate students.
SHS does not maintain its own laboratory facilities or a dispensary to provide prescription drugs. The graduate student health insurance plan provides partial payment for these services. Discussion of laboratory, pharmacy, and other service considerations and options (including mail order prescriptions) is available on the SHS web site.
Whether studying late into the evening in our Main Reading Room, downloading an article from Cell in your dorm room, or managing references for your dissertation, you can rely on the Weill Cornell Medical Library to support your research and educational information needs.
Centrally located with an entrance in the lobby of the college and open 108 hours per week, the Library offers both a physical and virtual collection of:
-190,000+ print volumes
-13,000+ e-books, including Cold Spring Harbor, Springer, and Current Protocols series
-essential databases, including Scopus, Web of Science, SciFinder, BIOSIS, Engineering Village 2, and
Dissertation Abstracts (with full text for Weill Cornell theses)
Our free services include Library workshops, interlibrary loans, mediated literature searches, and SCISSORS, a suite of services tailored to researchers and authors.
To explore the full range of our resources and services, connect to our home page.
Student and Faculty Club
The Student and Faculty Club, which graduate students may join at no cost, is a focal point for relaxed and casual meetings for professional staff, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students.
The club has a pool table and a large-screen HD television, ideal for watching major sporting events. WiFi is also available.
The club is located on the ground floor of the Sloan House building; entrance to the club is through the lobby of the Rockefeller Research Laboratories at 430 East 67th Street.
Click here to visit the Student and Faculty Club web site.