Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Weill Cornell Medical College Of Cornell University

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Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

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Weill Cornell Medical College, formally named the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and abbreviated to Weill Cornell, is the biomedical research unit and medical school of Cornell University.

The medical college is currently located at 1300 York Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, along with the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. It was partially endowed by Sanford Weill.

One of the most selective medical schools in the United States (based on average MCAT, GPA, and acceptance rate in a 2009 issue of U.S. News & World Report), Cornell enrolls approximately 100 students per class. In 2008, 5,853 people applied and 753 were interviewed for 101 spots. The average undergraduate GPA and average MCAT score for successful applicants are 3.8 and 35Q, respectively.


Cornell University Medical College was founded April 14, 1898 with an endowment by Col. Oliver H. Payne. It was established in New York City because Ithaca, where the main campus is located, was deemed too small to offer adequate clinical training opportunities. It was the first medical school in the United States of America to admit women alongside men.

A branch of the school operated in Stimson Hall on the main campus. The two-year Ithaca course paralleled the first two years of the New York City school. It closed in 1938 due to declining enrollment.In 1927, William Payne Whitney's $27...
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