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.
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.
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.
Medical Student Education
Department of Psychiatry
Clerkship Staff Assistant, NewYork-Presbyterian/Westchester