Our Story

Medicine is constantly changing, but Weill Cornell Medicine's compassionate, superior patient care is constant. WCM's mission is shaped by three parts: Exceptional care, research and education. 

Weill Cornell Medicine is among the nation's top-ranked medical and graduate schools, striving for excellence in its education of the world's future healthcare leaders. Research by faculty and graduate students at Weill Cornell Medicine is collaborative, groundbreaking and patient-focused. 

Million Annual Patient Visits
National Institutes of Health Awards (2021-2022)
Total Enrolled Students (2022-2023)
Our History

Weill Cornell Medical College was founded on April 14, 1898. The Medical College was established and generously endowed through the gifts of Colonel Oliver H. Payne and quickly became a national leader in medical instruction. Since its inception, the Medical College has followed an educational philosophy that emphasizes the importance of combining a strong basic foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care.

Our Mission

Patient Care

At Weill Cornell Medicine, we put patients first. Our world-renowned physicians offer the individualized care and support necessary in any visit.


Our scientists conduct bench-to-bedside research, tackling modern health challenges, especially those with an impact on the developing world.


We are dedicated to the highest principles of liberal education and collaborative learning, with a varied curriculum and competitive programs.

Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research and education.
Entrepreneurship and innovation enable Weill Cornell Medicine to bring discoveries to patients faster.
International Affairs
Weill Cornell Medicine has a legacy of global engagement that is reflected in more than 20 global health programs spanning six continents.
Weill Cornell Medicine is fostering a vibrant and dynamic culture of mentorship to nurture the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Weill Cornell Medicine's domestic and international affiliates allow our diverse educational programs, our cutting-edge research collaborations and our patient care to deliver an impact around the world.

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Maps and Directions

1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Phone 212-746-5454
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