Diversity Visiting Clerkship Program

The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Psychiatry is pleased to announce that it is accepting
applications for the Diversity Visiting Clerkship Program through April 15th, 2022 for select applicants from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine or who have demonstrated vision and commitment to improving the health status of diverse patient populations. An outstanding medical student who has successfully completed the third year of medical school by July 1 at an LCME accredited institution will be selected for this award. The award will include a $1500 travel and living expense stipend for one month. We are researching housing availability, and plan to provide either housing or reimbursement of housing costs for a student coming from outside the New York City area. More information will become available closer to the elective month. The dates of the 4-week course would be Aug. 29-Sept. 23.

Weill Cornell Medicine is one of the premier academic institutions in the United States and Qatar. The institution attracts individuals from throughout the United States and multiple foreign countries who come to New York to advance their education.

Clerkship Awardees will work closely with the clinical team on a selected psychiatry service. Students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor and attend PGY 2 or PGY 3 resident didactic classes in addition to clinical learning. We hope to offer the student a chance to experience the Department of Psychiatry and its residents with an eye toward future training opportunities at Weill Cornell-New York Presbyterian. Successful candidates will have a commitment to excellence and an interest in advancing diversity within the specialty of psychiatry.

Requirements for Participation

  • A completed and signed visiting clerkship PDF icon program application
  • An official transcript showing completed psychiatry, neurology and medicine clerkships
  • A brief personal statement describing career goals and interest in pursuing a clerkship at WCM
  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of support, written by a faculty member and uploaded by your registrar
  • Access to the AAMC-Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO)
  • Payment of a non-refundable tuition deposit to Weill Cornell Medicine, when requested by the registrar. This deposit will be reimbursed upon completion of the course.

Application Process Students must upload all requested materials to the AAMC-Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO), by April 15th, 2022. The letter of support must be uploaded by your registrar. Awardees will be notified of acceptance to the Diversity program no later than May 27th, 2022.

Actual enrollment in the course will be complete after the Registrar has confirmed that all WCM requirements have been met.