What Makes Us Different?

Our strong mentor network

In our program, trainees have access to mentors and labs in the Tri-Institute (Tri-I) of Weill Cornell Medicine, Rockefeller University, and Memorial Sloan Kettering as well as the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Cornell Tech on Roosevelt Island, and neighboring Hospital for Special Surgery - the top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the nation. Leading laboratories in these institutions represent a range of disciplines including genetics and epigenetics, biochemistry, cell biology, cancer biology, vascular biology, microbiology, immunobiology, neurobiology, biomedical engineering and computational sciences. Moreover, the PSTP program aims to provide mentorship throughout career transitions, including the first years of independent research as junior faculty.

We are diverse

Our patient population, located in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and beyond, reflects the diversity of New York City and provides trainees with a unique clinical exposure and the largest and most diverse patient database in the area. Our institution is committed to health justice and health care equity. Our diversity is also reflected by our trainees and faculty as Weill Cornell Medicine and the Tri-I strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all, providing educational resources and seminars to navigate career development.

We are innovative -- and our program mentors are leaders in their fields

Our faculty are working in the leading edges of scientific discovery. From Dr. Michel Sadelain's breakthrough research in immunotherapies and Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova's discoveries of single gene mutations that compromise immunity to Dr. Sallie Permar's focus on vaccine development for prevention of mother-infant transmission of infection, our physician-scientists are nationally recognized leaders in their field. Our labs are engaged in novel stem cell research, reproductive biology, metabolism/cancer, preventive medicine, and more.

Individualized mentoring process

Individualized mentor identification process for each PSTP resident/fellow.

Funding opportunities 

Funding opportunity in the research years of residency with a 10K seed award to support the resident's research.

Our program mentors and mentees publish prestigiously

Trainees benefit from faculty that are recognized on the national and international level. Our faculty regularly publish in the top peer reviewed journals such as Nature, Cell, Science, and the New England Journal of Medicine, receive notable awards and professional society honors, and present at conferences around the world.

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