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Weill Cornell Medicine is fostering a vibrant and dynamic culture of mentorship to nurture the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Mentorship is critical in science and medicine, as it strengthens the pipeline of talent across our mission to care, discover and teach. Weill Cornell Medicine aims to lead the way in mentorship by creating an environment in which faculty, students and trainees have the opportunity to be both mentors and mentees.


Concentrated Effort

Weill Cornell Medicine’s future physicians now enjoy a rare privilege in medical school: months of protected time for original research, mentored by faculty working in more than 40 different areas.

Nurturing Next Generation of Physicians and Scientists Crucial for Academic Centers

A dynamic culture of mentorship should be raised to the level of a major strategic priority at academic medical centers to maximize their success, according to new commentary by WCM and the AAMC.

Guiding Principles

A new program—led by Dr. Ruth Gotian, a veteran educator and administrator—aims to promote mentorship at Weill Cornell Medicine.

We Are Weill Cornell Medicine: Dr. Babacar Cisse

Dr. Babacar Cisse immigrated from Senegal with just $26 in his pocket. As a neurosurgeon, he credits Weill Cornell Medicine for helping him realize his dreams.
Views on Mentorship
Dr. Augustine M.K. Choi, the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
As a longtime proponent of mentorship, what inspires me more than anything else is the joy I feel at witnessing the success of a mentee.
Dr. Katherine Hajjar, the Associate Dean for Faculty Development
We are very interested in building a culture of mentorship throughout Weill Cornell Medicine at all levels.
Dr. Ruth Gotian, Assistant Dean for Mentoring
I’ve been in higher education for 25 years. The part I have loved the most was advising and mentoring, because you’re only as good as the people you’ve trained.
Dr. Daniel Fitzgerald, Director of the Center for Global Health
We really have a dream team of young faculty members here, and we have an amazing opportunity to foster them and help them grow to their fullest potential.