Tri-Institutional MD-PhD Program

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From the Students

Hello from the students of the Tri-I Program!

We hope that you take a moment to explore our website and learn more about our program and our community here on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.

We are a diverse group of aspiring physician-scientists, who hail from many backgrounds and walks of life: some of us came straight from college, some of us worked as research technicians following our undergraduate studies and some of us worked as professionals in other fields before deciding to pursue our MD-PhD training here at Tri-I. We each bring our own experiences and perspectives to the Tri-I community, and we hope that you will join us and bring yours too. 

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Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) is affiliated with the neighboring NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), and Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) partners with the on-site hospital to form Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Our clinical training occurs primarily at these two sites, but clinical opportunities are also available at the Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester campuses of NYP. We also maintain strong ties to the clinical and research programs of the neighboring Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and the newly-opened Cornell Tech campus in the East River on Roosevelt Island. We are proud to call New York City our home. Our campus on York Avenue consists of three premier biomedical research institutions – Weill Cornell Medicine, The Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering. The diversity of clinical experiences and biomedical research opportunities here are almost limitless. MD-PhD students may complete the PhD portion of the training at any of the three institutions; each institution has produced many leading physician-scientists who work in academia, government, industry, and beyond.

Even with all this in one neighborhood, many students in our community take part in diverse interests and activities across all five boroughs of New York City and beyond. Our Program is filled with an incredible mix of students, all of whom are passionate about pursuing careers as physician-scientists while continuing to develop their other interests as well. New York City is an incredible place to live, train, and grow in, and we all feel so lucky to be in such a vibrant city on our journey towards becoming MD-PhDs.

Thank you for your interest in our Program, and we hope to meet you in person someday!