Faculty Development Sponsored Programs

This program seeks to equip academic clinical departments to train MD-only trainees and physicians of all clinical disciplines for full time careers in laboratory investigation. To achieve this goal, it will specifically furnish trainees (ranging from late stage medical students to residents and post-graduate trainees) with: (i) longitudinally structured, multidisciplinary career development plans that integrate individualized scientific training into clinical training from the time of matriculation.  These plans will be explicitly tied to the professional finish line of faculty independence; (ii)  financial support for extended full time research training; (iii) help managing the competing demands of work-life balance related to primary caregiver responsibilities; and (iv) membership in a Multi-institutional Consortium dedicated to the Advancement of Physician Scientists (MCAPS) whose explicit goal is to jumpstart professional networking and thereby facilitate longitudinal career stage transitions. 

This program emphasizes three core concepts that address key barriers identified by the NIH Physician–Scientist Working Group: Start early, Stay focused, and Stay connected. 

Applications deadlines will be announced.  

For more information, please contact the program manager, Jeanne Tejada at

Faculty Advancement & Research Mentorship (FARM) is a college-wide training and mentorship program for junior faculty at Weill Cornell Medicine. FARM was established in 2015 to train and mentor our junior faculty towards establishment of fully funded, sustainable, and independent research programs. FARM provides junior faculty with longitudinal support over a period of 6-24months. To date, more than 60 junior faculty from 25 Departments, Divisions and Institutes, across Weill Cornell Medicine have participated in the program.

For more information, please contact:

Ada Gjyrezi,

Paraskevi (Evi) Giannakakou, 

The Leadership in Academic Medicine Program (LAMP) is a monthly series of workshops designed for new faculty in year two, three or four of their faculty appointment. LAMP workshops introduce participants to the fundamentals of career planning, self-management and leadership skills, including sessions with senior mentors who provide invaluable guidance. Skills acquired through this program provide early career faculty with tools to accomplish their primary career goals and lead to success as an academician. LAMP curriculum topics include promotion and tenure, presentation of work, conflict management, negotiation skills and much more.

Established through the support of a generous grant from The Mastercard Impact Fund, the Mastercard Diversity-Mentorship Collaborative aims to build upon Weill Cornell Medicine's mission of enhancing diversity and inclusion in medicine, and establish an infrastructure of mentorship that supports research faculty at WCM. The grant supports a range of diversity and inclusion programs including grants for URiM faculty, research support for primary parents, and a mentoring curriculum and visiting mentor speaker series for all faculty at WCM. 

Please contact Amna Aslam at with any questions.

The Office of Faculty and the Office of External Affairs’ Communications and Public Affairs division recently launched a new program: Thought Leadership Training Program for Media. The goal of the program is to offer communications training for a diverse group of early-career faculty to support their voices as authorities in the health and medicine public sphere, while also enriching their career development.

The program, led by the Weill Cornell Medicine media relations team along with trusted external communications experts, is a professional development course that provides faculty members techniques to enable successful media interviews and Op-Eds.

The program will consist of two types of courses, with a total five hours of class commitment. To provide individualized attention and a customized course, each course will be limited to 5 participants.

Program includes:

-       Course #1 Op-ed Writing: 

Faculty will learn the techniques, tools and best practices for writing and placing effective Op-Eds as well as other bylined pieces (e.g., medical trade bylines). The course will outline successful Op-Ed structure, what Op-Ed editors seek from submissions, tips for building, writing and editing, as well as the process for placing the piece. Additionally, the course will cover how to avoid problematic journalistic issues and provide techniques to maximize the effectiveness of an Op-Ed.

-       Course #2 Media Training: 

Faculty will learn effective techniques and messaging to maximize media interviews that will lead to greater understanding of and increased visibility for participants’ work and expertise. The course will emphasize the importance of interview preparation and message development, how to translate and deliver complex scientific messages to lay audiences, and tips and techniques to navigate the interview successfully.


To apply to the program and see course dates please click here

This NIHfunded R38 StARR (Stimulating Access to Research in Residency) national physician-scientist training program is for clinical housestaff in residency training interested in pursuing full time investigative careers in biomedical research for positions. The broad goal of this program is to “recruit, retain and accelerate” the pipeline of physicians entering the physician-scientist workforce. This program will specifically provide residents with outstanding mentored training in fundamental biomedical research that includes up to two years of fully funded salary support at 80% effort with the concrete goal of facilitating a transition to individual career development research awards.

The objective of the Weill Cornell Medicine K Early Career Award Training (KECAT) Program is to provide grant writing training in preparation for career development (K-award) applications. The program is designed for early career investigators who are planning to apply for a NIH K-series grant or equivalent foundation career development award, and will run over a 9-month period from September 2023 to May 2024. Over the course of the program, participants will attend a series of lectures on grantsmanship and receive hands on training through discussion of previous applications. While in the program, participants will be expected to develop all components of their research proposal and will receive feedback from faculty reviewers. 

Program directors are:
Genevieve Fouda, M.D., Ph.D.
Dolores Lamb, Ph.D.
Lisa Kern, M.D.

Please contact Amna Aslam at with any questions.

Please see the most current RFA for more details.

WCM/Internal Programs

 The Clinical Research Methodology Certificate Program is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year. This educational program is conducted at MSKCC and is supported by the Clinical and Translational Science Center at Weill Cornell Medical Center.  The didactic program targets trainees and junior faculty by providing a core of  didactic lectures and interactive seminars to help train those dedicated to careers in academic medicine.  For more information, please contact Meghan Bohan at  To learn more about other programs and events sponsored by the CTSC (Clinical and Translational Science Center), please visit


It’s the only program of its kind in the Ivy League. You’ll graduate with two prestigious degrees from Cornell University: an MBA and an MS in healthcare leadership.

Two powerhouses in graduate education—the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences—have partnered to create a dual-degree program that focuses on building general management skills and developing a deeper understanding of the healthcare industry. This two-year executive program will advance your career and strengthen your ability to drive meaningful change in healthcare.

  • Two degrees in two years
  • Located in New York City
  • Program Format - alternating weekends

The Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership program at Cornell University is currently accepting applications for the incoming Class of 2025, beginning in July 2023. Our Priority Consideration Admissions Deadline is approaching on January 15, 2023.  Please see attached document for more information.

For more information, please contact us at .

Dean Augustine M.K. Choi announces the eleventh year of the Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program aimed at identifying Weill Cornell’s “leaders of tomorrow”. Physician leadership is a scarce resource; the development of new leaders is becoming even more important, as health care reform attempts to drive value-based care and population health that has led to major changes in the ways that health care is paid for, organized, and delivered. 

Sixty-eight Weill Cornell faculty members have been selected as Fellows during the first ten years of the program; many have assumed leadership roles within departments and on committees of Weill Cornell and NYP. The program provides funds to support leadership training/educational opportunities for Fellows. It also provides mentoring from the Fellowship Committee and others, small group meetings with nationally known leaders, and opportunities for discussion with current and past Fellows. Department chairs must promise 10% protected time for Fellows to spend on their Fellowship. 

Please direct questions to Lawrence Peter Casalino ( or Paul Casale (

The Healthcare Leadership Fellows Program is generously supported by Michael J. Wolk, M.D. and the Michael Wolk Heart Foundation.

The Medical College and the Physician Organization invite faculty members to apply for the program by February 29, 2024 by submitting applications to Reekarl Pierre (  


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