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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

Commentary: More Asian-American Representation Needed in Leadership and Diversity Efforts in Academic Medicine

National data indicates that about a fifth of medical students, practicing physicians and medical school faculty members in the United States are Asian-American.

Weill Cornell Medicine Wins Fourth Consecutive HEED Award

Weill Cornell Medicine has been awarded the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, making it the fourth year in a row.

$5 Million Grant from Mastercard Funds Innovative Diversity Initiatives at Weill Cornell Medicine

Weill Cornell Medicine will launch a suite of innovative programs to foster and sustain a more diverse faculty through the support of a $5 million grant from the Mastercard Impact Fund.

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 academic medical institutio

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.