Medical Student Education

Weill Cornell Medicine Psychiatry's highly regarded Medical Student Education Program plays a major role across all four years of medical education.  We enjoy an exceptionally strong and committed faculty pool who engage students in both clinical and scholarly work.

In the Foundational Years our faculty teach in Essential Principles of Medicine (EPOM) and Health, Illness and Disease (HID). 

During the Clerkship Years our faculty teach in the Primary Care Clerkship, the Advanced Biomedical Sciences course, and the Psychiatry Clerkship.  We are proud of the high ranking our Psychiatry Clerkship receives from our students, as well as our consistently high Clerkship rating by our graduated students compared to nationwide student ratings of psychiatry clerkships. 

Throughout all four years, students participate in two key programs where our faculty closely mentor students.  In the Longitudinal Educational Experience Advancing Patient Partnerships (LEAP) program, students follow the treatment of assigned patients and participate in monthly discussion groups with faculty and other students for further reflection and learning.   Members of our faculty also guide students throughout their Area of Concentration (AOC), a four-year program in which students develop an expertise in an area of medical science, culminating in the completion of a Scholarly Project before graduation. 

Our Faculty members volunteer their time as supervisors to students in two student run programs, the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights (WCCHR) and the Weill Cornell Community Clinic (WCCC).

They also sponsor numerous Clinical and Research Electives open to students from Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), WCMC in Qatar, and other U.S. and international medical schools.

Susan Samuels, MD
Director, Psychiatry Clerkship
Director, Medical Student Education sus9079@med.cornell.edu 212-746-3872 Dimitry Francois, MD
Associate Clerkship Director dif9013@med.cornell.edu 914-997-4375

Rebecca Hellman
Administrative Coordinator
Medical Student Education

Department of Psychiatry
rahellm@med.cornell.edu

212-746-3231 JoAnne Ciallella Clerkship Staff Assistant, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester 914-997-5710 jciallel@nyp.org

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