The Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Admissions Web Page:
http://weill.cornell.edu/education/admissions/app.html

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Charles L. Bardes
Application fee $75
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification December 15 (Begins)
October 15 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due by 05/15
Early decision plan offered Yes
Early decision application period June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date October 1
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.77
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 11.6 MCAT composite score
12.0 biological
12.1 physical sciences
10.8 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry demonstration of writing skills

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women’s health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 4.7:1 – High
Full-time faculty 1,954
Part-time faculty 3,067
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 211
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 125
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,743
Part-time faculty in clinical program 2,942

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $339.3
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 998
Principal investigators (PIs) 438
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 855

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Cayuga Medical Center New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Hospital for Special Surgery The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center The Methodist Hospital in Houston
New York Downtown Hospital The New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens
New York Methodist Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Curriculum Web Page with links for more detail:
http://weill.cornell.edu/education/admissions/curr.html

Medical School Ranking

#16 Best Research
#57 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#18 in Internal medicine

Research Ranking Scores

Score 69
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.1
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 4.4
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $339.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $173.64

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 59
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.7
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 33.0% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.77
MCAT composite score 11.6
Acceptance rate 5.4% – Low
Full-time faculty-student ratio 4.7:1 – High
Total medical school enrollment 417

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 417
In-state students 41.0%
Minority students 44.1%
Underrepresented minority students 21.6%
International students 1.2%
Non-traditional students 66.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director LaVerne O. Walker, MBA
Financial aid phone (212) 746-1066

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $46,001
Required fees $3,510
Room and board $11,793
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $122,771

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 74%
Students receiving loans 71%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 53%
Students receiving work study 15%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
ophthalmology surgery – general
orthopaedic surgery transitional year

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 33.0% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 54.0%