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Diversity
Dean Choi standing with students in white coats.
Diversity is one of Weill Cornell Medicine’s core values and is essential to achieving excellence in patient care, research and education.

Diversity and gender equity, both in our student body and in the workforce, will enable us to develop new and better solutions to the complex problems we face in medicine and healthcare. Weill Cornell Medicine has a wide variety of initiatives that support women, men, the LGBT community and individuals from diverse, underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds in science and medicine.

News

Weill Cornell Medicine Recognizes Leaders in Diversity and Inclusion

Weill Cornell Medicine honored more than two dozen faculty, trainees, students and staff April 26 for their outstanding service and leadership in promoting diversity at the WCM

Use Data, Not ‘the Illusion of Fairness’ to Drive Equity in Medicine

Despite perceptions that women have made significant gains in medicine, the data tells a different story, said Dr. Julie Silver, in her keynote address for WCM's third annual Diversity Week

Profound and Sustainable Change: How Organizations Can Achieve Meaningful Racial Equity

While most professional sectors of American society, the majority of organizations still have some distance to go in achieving racial equity

Spotlight on Diversity: Tomorrow’s Leaders Foster Inclusion in Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine’s commitment to diversity and inclusion spans all parts of its mission, but starts with education

Anti-Racism at Weill Cornell Medicine

At Weill Cornell Medicine, we join others around the world in condemning race-related violence and police brutality. Now, more than ever, we stand in solidarity with the black and brown communities who face marginalization and microaggressions every day.
Views on Diversity
Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Our goal is to become a national leader in advancing diversity and inclusion within academic medicine.
Dr. Linnie Golightly, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
We have many activities aimed at building a sense of community at Weill Cornell Medicine. We want everyone here to feel like it is their home.
Dr. Rache Simmons, Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
We view diversity as a platform for developing creative solutions to challenging healthcare problems.
Dr. Nelson Sanchez, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Chair of Weill Cornell Medicine’s LGBT Steering Committee
We know that not every doctor is going to be an expert on LGBT healthcare, but we can train everyone to be sensitive to a patient’s needs.