About Weill Cornell Medical College

The Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. Founded in 1898, the Medical College is part of a large biomedical enterprise extending along York Avenue between 65th and 72nd streets on Manhattan's Upper East Side. In addition to its affiliation with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, the Medical College maintains affiliations with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The Rockefeller University, the Hospital for Special Surgery, as well as the metropolitan-area institutions that constitute the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare Network.

The Weill Cornell Medical College offers:

  • 1,781 full-time faculty (3,582 total faculty) distributed across 24 basic science and patient care departments.
  • Total research support is in excess of $294 million, of which $187 million represents federal government and non-federal government sponsored research grants, training grants, and fellowships.
  • 325,000 square feet of research laboratory space. Over the past decade major portions of the research space has undergone renovation to provide many of the research programs with modern, state-of-the-art laboratories.
  • The Research Animal Resource Center (RARC) which provides facilities, services, and information to facilitate effective research using laboratory animals. RARC currently serves 168 Principal Investigators with 321 active projects.
  • The Samuel J. Wood Library and the C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center which houses over 190,000 volumes (print monographs and serials) and has more than 10,000 electronic journals, books and databases available. In addition, students with Weill Cornell computer network access can use virtually all of the Library's electronic resources remotely.
  • 25 centralized Research Core Facilities, directed by MD and/or PhD scientists and staffed by experienced technical personnel, which provide the scientific and technical infrastructure in support of Weill Medical College translational and basic science research programs. They include:the Abby & Howard P. Milstein Synthetic Chemistry Core Facility; Biostatistics and Research Methodology; Cell Screening; Computational Genomics; High Throughput Screening Resource Center, and 20 more.