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 coordinator, Jeanne De Leon 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 FARM coordinator Dr. Spyros Mylonas (

The e-Learning portal is located at   The ELP is an independent web platform created in collaboration with other institutions (including Mayo and Nebraska) that contains targeted lessons on a variety of career development topics and in a variety of media forms.  It includes a variety of multimedia content on Promotion (including a podcast on the new WCM CV), Science Communication, How to Succeed as a Clinician Educator, Professionalism, Writing Effective Learning Objectives, Giving Verbal Feedback and Tips on Writing Evaluations.  Registration is required to allow feedback on the usability and effectiveness of the material. 

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.

The objective of the Weill Cornell Medicine Mastercard Diversity Mentorship Pilot Grant Program is to provide support for early career URiM faculty interested in pursuing a career as physician-scientists or translational scientists. The program provides funding during the crucial period of career development during the early years of the first faculty position at Weill Cornell. Applicants must be Instructors or Assistant Professors at WCM.

For eligibility criteria and information on how to apply, please see the guidelines.  Applications for the 2022 cycle is due on Nov. 18, 2022.

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

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 all research faculty at WCM. The grant supports a range of diversity and inclusion programs including a salary support program for new faculty, competitive career development awards for junior faculty from underrepresented minority in medicine (URiM) populations, research assistance for those with childcare commitments, and a mentoring curriculum and speaker series for all Mastercard awardees.

The objective of the Mastercard Diversity-Mentorship Collaborative’s Research Assistance for Primary Parents (RAPP) Initiative is to provide technical support to outstanding faculty members, both male and female, who are primary caregivers for an infant or child. The awards are designed to assist researchers who are primary parents in continuing to advance their projects while balancing childcare needs.

The program will provide non-renewable grants of $50,000 for one year to faculty researchers working in labs and departments that do not have the resources to offer technical research assistance of this kind.  Applicants may be engaged in basic, translational, or clinical research projects. Funding must be used to cover salaries for technical personnel such as lab technicians, research assistants, and programmers.

Applications will be evaluated through the Office of Faculty Development and the Office of Women, and the top proposals will be awarded each funding cycle, up to a maximum of five per year. Awards will be made based on the applicant’s past record of achievement and future promise.

For eligibility criteria and information on how to apply, please see the guidelines.  Applications for the 2022 cycle is due on May 2, 2022.

Please contact Amna Aslam at with any questions.


WCM/Internal Programs

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

Please direct questions to Andrea Stahlman (

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 Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) was launched in July 2017, in partnership with Columbia's Business School and the Department of Health Policy & Management (HPM). LEAD delivers strategic management and health policy training to rising-star physicians in the NYP health system.

The LEAD program provides a tailored, applied education for future physician leaders to gain competencies and capabilities valued by NYP and our medical partners, including respect-based leadership, management skills, team-building, healthcare policy, and applied business skills. In addition to coursework, participants complete a capstone project preparing them to effectively work and collaborate in our institutions, with a focus on addressing structural inequities in healthcare.

For information, please contact

The new application is out, with a deadline of November 16, 2022.   leadapplicationannouncementseptember2022.pdf

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