Welcome to the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Radiology residency. We invite you to complete your Radiology training in the world’s greatest city. 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, exemplified by the fact that we are largely on a first name basis. Mentorship is another strength of our program; residents are paired with both faculty and peer mentors from the very first day of residency and have numerous additional opportunities to develop many mentorship relationships through research, teaching, leadership, advocacy, and beyond. Our formal education curriculum 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 informal 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), which allows hands-on experience with catheters and wires to simulate a wide variety of interventional radiology procedures. We also use the SAIL lab to do a contrast reaction simulation 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 #7 in total NIH funding nationwide (Blue Ridge 2022).
Wellness is a core value of our entire department and is highly prioritized by our department Chair, 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 which 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. We also have quarterly Leadership Lab sessions, which are interactive small group workshops focusing on topics like negotiation, core values, public speaking, and growth mindset. 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, which helps our residents afford to live in Manhattan. Additionally, recent programs from the NYP include Lyft credits for rides home for those who live off campus and a recent generous increase in our monthly cafeteria food stipend.
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.
Connie, Cecilia and Peyton
2023-2024 Chief Residents