Weill Cornell Medicine’s Office of International Medical Student Education (IMSE) was established by former Dean Antonio Gotto in 2004 to oversee the medical college’s global health educational programs. As part of its mission, IMSE views itself as a vehicle for capacity building with its partners. To this end, IMSE has formed relationships with institutions around the world to facilitate student exchange programs, allowing WCM students to learn about a host country’s healthcare system.
IMSE oversees and administers the following programs:
- Visiting International Medical Student Clinical Electives Program
- WCM Students global health elective programs for first and fourth year students
- Research abroad for WCM medical students who elect to take a year off
- The Global Health Curriculum at the NYC campus
Partnering with over 30 international sites, around 50% of all WCM medical students participate in an international elective by the time they graduate, providing students with a truly immersive experience in global healthcare. Additional information for the program can be found on the IMSE website and an overview of IMSE partner and elective sites can be found on our Global Impact page.