Graduate School of Medical Sciences
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Student Services

Weill Cornell Graduate School is committed to helping students take full advantage of a wide variety of services and programs designed to collectively create a culture of well-being, equal access, and security in our community.

Student Affairs

Office of Student Affairs

The mission of the Office of Student Affairs is to support students throughout their path in graduate school. Feel free to reach out for support or with any inquiries to

To discuss any personal or professional issues, students can contact Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Judith Cukor, 212-821-0627,  Dr. Cukor is a psychologist and will work CONFIDENTIALLY with students to assess their needs and provide the appropriate referral or ongoing support. Dr. Cukor is not a member of the graduate school faculty and is not involved in training or progression to degree.

Students who are interested in faith-based counseling can find information about spiritual and religious care resources, for various faiths, at and/or Both services are open to seeing WCGS students.

Students interested in wellness education programming, including WCM’s Peers Advocating Wellness program, should contact 212-746-7070.  Wellness resources and a schedule of activities can be found by visiting 

For all immediate medical-related issues students should contact or visit Student Health Services, 230 East 69th Street, 646-962-6942.


Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School Housing

The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences (WCGS) offers affordable apartment housing to all full-time students for the Ph.D. training period. Student housing is within a few blocks of classrooms and laboratories, in a neighborhood of residential buildings, shops, restaurants and medical facilities on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The Weill Cornell Housing Office makes the housing assignments for our students, accommodating students and their families in studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, or dormitory-style residences.

Types of Housing

Sloan House, an apartment residence located at 1233 York Avenue contains studios, 1-bedroom apartments, and shared apartments. They are fully furnished (bed, nightstand, lamp, dresser, dining table with chairs, and computer desk and chair). Furniture cannot be removed. Studios and one-bedroom apartments are available for families or domestic partners. Amenities include 24-hr lobby service, laundry facilities, and access to Olin Hall fitness and basketball courts.

Jacob S. Lasdon House, an apartment residence located at 420 East 70th Street, contains fully furnished studios, one-bedrooms, and shared apartments. Amenities here include 24-hr lobby service, central air conditioning, laundry facility, small fitness rooms, an outdoor terrace, community room, squash courts, and access to the Olin Hall fitness room and basketball court.

303 East 71st Street, an apartment building located between First and Second Avenues. Studios and one bedroom furnished apartments are available. Furniture cannot be removed.

Olin Hall is a student residence located at 445 East 69th Street.  Adjacent, fully furnished, single rooms share a connecting bathroom. Amenities include 24-hr lobby service, laundry facility, air conditioning, fitness room, basketball courts, outdoor terrace, study room, and access to the Lasdon House squash courts and fitness rooms.

Stahl Properties: The Weill Cornell Medicine Housing Office is now offering studio and junior one-bedroom units at Stahl Properties on East 64th and 65th Streets. All apartments are remodeled and our students are the first occupants post-renovation. Features include: • In-building superintendent • Laundry • Standard kitchen appliances • 24/7 security patrol • Hardwood floors • AC units. All utilities (electric, gas, heat) will be included in the monthly housing fee. Residents will be responsible for setting up and paying for internet and/or cable.

The House @ Cornell Tech: This brand-new building on Roosevelt Island offers high-end amenities—including a fitness center, rooftop lounge, 24/7 concierge desk, communal workspaces, and more—and was designed with sustainability in mind, meeting both LEED and Passive House standards. Visit The House at Cornell Tech website.

In addition to the housing units listed above, there are a few apartments available on East 66 Street, East 77 Street, East 81 Street, and at Stuyvesant Town in Lower Manhattan. 

Brief Housing Guidelines

For a complete list of the housing guidelines please visit the Weill Cornell Housing Office website:

Pets: Pets are not permitted in WCM Housing. They are permitted in MSK Housing but only in studios and one-bedrooms (family housing). Pets are not permitted in MSK Housing shared apartments.

Guaranteed Housing: Housing is guaranteed for all incoming single students enrolled in WCGS Ph.D. Programs if they wish to live on campus. Ph.D. students may live in student housing for up to 7 years.

Family Housing: Spouses and children of incoming graduate students are provided family housing with proof of marriage or domestic partnership. These consist of studios, one-bedrooms, and a limited number of two-bedrooms.

Open Housing: Students in two-shared apartments in Lasdon House can live together regardless of biological sex, gender, or gender identity.

Moving-out: All students are expected to notify the Weill Cornell Housing Office of a vacate date at least two weeks prior to moving out. Vacate dates should coincide with the stipend termination date (i.e. the last day in the laboratory).


Lasdon/Olin Hall: Both of these housing buildings are connected to the secure, school-wide, wireless server. Ethernet ports are also available in each room for wired connections.

Sloan: Sloan house is not connected to the wireless WCMC server. As such, residents in Sloan have the option of purchasing Internet services from external vendors and are reimbursed for their internet bills every year by the Graduate School Office (restrictions apply). 

Contact us

For assistant with any graduate school housing related affairs, please contact the housing office at or visit

Student and Faculty Club

The Student and Faculty Club, which graduate students may join at no cost, is a focal point for relaxed and casual meetings for professional staff, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students. The club has a pool table and a large-screen HD television, ideal for watching major sporting events. WiFi is also available. The club is located on the ground floor of the Sloan House building. Entrance to the club is through the lobby of the Rockefeller Research Laboratories at 430 East 67th Street. For more information, visit Student and Faculty Club website.

Student Health Services

The Weill Cornell Student Health Service (SHS) is committed to providing accessible, compassionate, cost-effective, and high-quality health care and education that meet the unique primary health care needs of students and enhances their personal growth and development.

Incoming WCGS students must submit completed health forms to SHS prior to starting their first term. The forms report the student's medical history, and provide proof of immunizations and a physical exam within the previous year. Information about these requirements, and the forms, are available on the SHS web site. SHS requests that forms be submitted 30 days prior to the start of classes.

All graduate students insured under the health insurance plan provided by the Graduate School may use SHS free of charge. SHS operates a campus student health center offering a full array of primary care, occupational medicine, and preventive health services for men and women, including physical examinations, chronic disease management, treatment of acute illness, routine gynecologic care and contraceptive management, immunizations, and management of body fluid exposures. A physician is on call by phone during off-hours for health emergencies. The Weill Cornell Medical College student mental health program is also available to graduate students.

SHS does not maintain its own laboratory facilities or a dispensary to provide prescription drugs. The graduate student health insurance plan provides partial payment for these services. Discussion of laboratory, pharmacy, and other service considerations and options (including mail order prescriptions) is available on the SHS web site.

Student Mental Health Services

Weill Cornell Medicine's Student Mental Health Program offers our studnets access to free, confidential mental health services by appointment. We are staffed by psychologists and psychiatrists from diverse cultural, national, and clinical backgrounds who are skilled in treating a wide range of issues. Appointments are scheduled promptly and in consideration of our students' scheduling needs and preferences.

We offer a range of services from supportive psychotherapy focused on identifying and enhancing coping skills to consultation and assessment of all psychiatric conditions and treatments including psychotherapy, phychopharmacotherapy, and neuropsychological assessment. Family and marital counseling is also available.

This is not an emergency service and students should expect communication for an appointment during regular business hours Monday-Friday.

  • A student must self-refer for the Student Mental Health program and request an appointment.
  • Care is confidential and is not part of the student educational record.
  • All visits with clinicians are covered under the Student Health Fee - there is no separate charge unless lab tests or image studies are ordered. This is analogous to the care students recdeive at the Student Health office.
  • Clinicians have no student evaluation role within the Graduate School.

How to Access Our Services

To request an appointment, please send an email including your name and contact information to Students do not need to disclose the details of their concerns when requesting an appointment. Our program assistant will respond during regular business hours to schedule your appointment.

If you are in urgent need of emergency assistance during our off hours, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Help is also available by contacting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Program Director
Patricia Marino, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medicine
(914) 997-8691 

WCGS Mistreatment Policies & Support


WCGS Positive Learning Environment & Student Mistreatment Policy - The Graduate School is committed to providing an environment that fosters mutual respect and the values of professionalism, ethics, and humanism in the practice of biomedical research and its application to medicine. The Graduate School has a policy of zero tolerance for mistreatment of its students, faculty, staff and guests. An environment conducive to learning requires that faculty, students and all administrative and support staff treat each other with civility, respecting each individual’s views and background. Faculty, other trainees, administrators and staff must treat students fairly and respectfully in all settings where students are educated and are expected to create and maintain an academic environment conducive to the pursuit of free inquiry, academic integrity, and the respectful interchange of diverse ideas and differing viewpoints. The standards of conduct set forth in our Positive Learning Environment & Student Mistreatment Policy are intended to prohibit teaching and training behaviors and other practices that are discriminatory or that may undermine professionalism. The body charged with monitoring, reviewing, investigating and aiding in the resolution of mistreatment issues is the Trainer-Learner Committee (TLC).

Grievance Policy - The WCGS Grievance procedure is intended to provide a mechanism through which grievances can be fully investigated and decisions rendered. It covers grievances that involve individual graduate students on issues relating to graduate education and support. Please review the WCGS Greivance Policy online here.

Ethical Conduct and Compliance Hotline - Faculty, staff and students - as well as those outside Weill Cornell Medicine - may confidentially report activities or conduct that are believed to violate a state or federal law or Cornell University policy at: or 1-866-293-3077. This includes violations of Cornell's Standards of Ethical Conduct Policy, life safety concerns, non-compliance with grants and contract requirements, financial irregularities or misreporting, violations of applicable state or federal laws and regulations, conflicts of interest, and other related concerns. Reports may be submitted anonymously, are administered by an independent company, and will be handled promptly and discreetly. No retaliatory action will be taken against anyone for reporting or inquiring in good faith about potential violations of Cornell University's policies or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected violations.

Sexual Misconduct and Campus Security: Weill Cornell Medical College is committed to providing an employment, education and living environment free from all acts of sexual misconduct, and will not tolerate sexual misconduct by or against students, staff, faculty, alumni or visitors. We will respond promptly and appropriately to all reports of sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to: sexual assault, sexual violence, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, rape, domestic violence, sexual corecion and stalking. Sexual misconduct also covers sexual discrimination and sexual harassment. For more information, visit

The NYP Weill Cornell Victim Intervention Program is an on-site organization that provides crisis intervention and support for survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, family violence, and physical assault.  For more information regarding support and campus security please go to:

For other confidential issues students should contact the Student Ombudsperson, Dr. Henry Murray, who can be can be reached at 212-746-6330 and For more information about the Student Ombudsperson’s role visit

Academic Support

Academic Support Services

All Weill Cornell Graduate Students should feel supported to achieve academically. If you find that you need assistance, please do not hesitate to be in touch.

For academic-related issues students should first contact their Program Directors (you can find their email address via your Program page at (  If students or faculty feel they need to elevate the discussion, they should contact Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Randi Silver (212-746-5006),

All questions related to student disability support services should be directed to Assistant Dean for Students Affairs, Dr. Judith Cukor 212-821-0627,  


Whether studying late into the evening in our Main Reading Room, downloading an article from Cell in your dorm room or managing references for your dissertation, you can rely on the Weill Cornell Medical Library to support your research and educational information needs.

Centrally located with an entrance in the lobby of the college and open 108 hours per week, the Library offers both a physical and virtual collection of:

  • 190,000+ print volumes
  • 13,000+ e-books, including Cold Spring Harbor, Springer and Current Protocols series
  • 10,000+ e-journals
  • Essential databases, including Scopus, Web of Science, SciFinder, BIOSIS, Engineering Village 2 and Dissertation Abstracts (with full text for Weill Cornell theses)

Our free services include Library workshops, interlibrary loans, mediated literature searches and SCISSORS, a suite of services tailored to researchers and authors.

To explore the full range of our resources and services, connect to our library home page.

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