The Pediatric Minority Housestaff Committee (PMHC) was established in 2017 in an effort to provide a forum for residents and fellows traditionally underrepresented in pediatrics to gather, share ideas and build community. The PMHC is comprised of members of the pediatric house staff (both residents and fellows) and dedicated faculty advisors.
PMHC activities include:
The Department of Pediatrics seeks outstanding medical students from local and national institutions of excellence to comprise each residency class. Various faculty, including PDC members participate in the interview and recruitment process. Additionally, there are specific recruitment events held for applicants from backgrounds presently under-represented in medicine.
This event is an annual offering intended to introduce medical and pre-medical students to residency training at NYP/WCM. The day is specifically intended to demystify the residency application process in general and help prepare attendees for the next phases of career development and planning, irrespective of their home institution.
Make Your Match Resident Panel
The agenda includes a resident panel discussion, mock interviews, overview of the application process and a program director panel addressing “ What Do Residencies Look For?” Throughout the day, students are invited to interact with Weill Cornell students, residents and faculty to learn about our various residency programs as well as the WCM Diversity and Inclusion initiatives and community.
In January 2020, Department of Pediatrics residents, faculty, and leadership participated in a very successful Make Your Match networking luncheon. This year's Make Your Match is scheduled to take place on January 23, 2021.
In January 2019, the Department of Pediatrics co-sponsored the NewYork-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Welcome Back event for residency applicants. The event, which was sponsored by several NYP residency programs including Pediatrics and Medicine, the NewYork-Presbyterian GME Diversity Council, and the Minority Housestaff Committee, was intended to introduce applicants to our larger diversity family, and to celebrate our community’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and health equity.
The day included introduction to institutional leadership including :
The program included residency specific breakout sessions where applicants had the opportunity to pose questions to residents, fellows and faculty from their program of interest.