Welcome to the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Radiology residency. We invite you to train in the world’s greatest city. We receive training at our highly ranked institution, in which we have the opportunity to train at 3 top ranked, world renowned hospitals all within a 2 block radius, NYP-Weill Cornell Medical Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Hospital for Special Surgery. Beyond rankings, the learning environment at Cornell is unparalleled. We emphasize a positive and inclusive culture, which is incredibly supportive to all trainees and faculty in our department. Our program is highly resident-driven and our residents have excellent relationships with faculty, largely being on a first name basis. Mentorship is another strength of our program; residents are paired with both faculty and peer mentors from the outset and have numerous additional opportunities to develop additional mentorship relationships through research, teaching, leadership, advocacy, and beyond. Teaching is exceptional with a well-rounded approach, incorporating a combination of formal didactics, case conferences, small group, and hands-on learning, in addition to attentive one-on-one teaching at workstation readouts. Graduates of our residency are best known for their commitment to clinical excellence and are well-prepared to succeed in any future practice environment.
We are fortunate to have an innovative and dynamic learning environment with incredible learning tools at our disposal in support of an unrelenting commitment to education. Each resident receives their own personal, portable ultrasound for both learning and clinical care. Residents are encouraged to step out of the reading room to scan on their own in addition to formal hands-on ultrasound scanning workshops. Moreover, we’re proud of our new MRI scanning course, where residents have a dedicated week each year to learn and practice the science and art of MR image acquisition. We also have access to the 24-hour Skills Acquisition and Innovation Laboratory (SAIL), where you can hone your procedural and communication skills. We also use SAIL for contrast reaction simulations, which occur on an annual basis.
With our ample resources, close clinical and research faculty collaborations, and the approachability of faculty, many of our residents choose to pursue research projects and make a habit of securing national awards and publications of their work. Our residents regularly win the RSNA Resident/Fellow Research Grant and are generously supported by the department in attendance of multiple conferences yearly. Research opportunities across our three affiliate institutions are endless, with Cornell Department of Radiology alone ranked #6 in total NIH funding nationwide, and #1 in NYC.
Wellness is a core value of our entire department and is highly prioritized by our Chairman, Dr. Robert Min. Residents receive unlimited ClassPass credits monthly to use for various wellness activities, including workouts, meditation, and even massages, and it is not uncommon for residents to take classes together. Our yearlong Wellness Curriculum that focuses on topics like mindfulness, sleep and nutrition, quarterly resident parenting support group, and annual Resident Wellness Retreat, are just a few more examples of the program’s commitment to physician well-being. Moreover, at a time when many programs are cutting back on extra income opportunities for residents, our residency continues to support a robust resident moonlighting program.
Our residency also believes in the importance of giving back to our communities, with ongoing resident-led volunteer activities partnering with service organizations here in New York City, including Project Renewal, as well as participation and leadership in RAD-AID internationally to meet the needs of medically underserved populations.
Whether we’re catching up at our monthly resident happy hours or supporting one another through career and life decisions with our mentorship families, we can always lean on our Cornell #RadFam.
Thank you for your interest in our program. We hope you will consider making the Cornell Radiology residency your home, where residency can be not just the best years of your training, but also the best years of your life.
Marina, Michio, and Vishal
2022-2023 Chief Residents