Get Involved

WCMC researchers have been engaging in global health service, training, and research for over a century.  Weill Cornell Medical College is one of the only medical institutions in the country with robust, long-standing scientific and medical programs in international locations. In a new millennium of globalization and increased contact, however, emerging global health issues demand more attention and support than ever before. 

There are a number of ways to get involved in Global Health, both as a part of the ongoing efforts at Weill Cornell, and as part of the greater Global Health community.  Please visit the following pages for more information on how to get involved:

Ongoing Projects and Opportunities:  Weill Cornell's commitment to global health is manifest from its strong international presence in multiple sites.  For more information on ongoing projects, please visit the Major Initiatives page and the Global Health Faculty Profiles. Additional opportunities can be found in the Global Health Links page.

Education: Elective and curricular opportunities are available for medical students, graduate students, residents, and post-doctoral fellows.

Events: Numerous global health research, training, and policy events are held at Weill Cornell, in New York City, and across the country.

Student Groups: Weill Cornell medical students have formed several groups to engage in and discuss global health topics. DeScriptions of these student-led organizations can be found on the Student Groups page.

2012 Global Health Fellowship

Student Opportunities - Summer 2022 Global Health Research Elective

We are now accepting applications from WCM medical students only who will be finishing Y1 this coming spring for our Summer Research Elective. The elective begins in June 2022 after the end of Y1 classes, and ends before the start of the fall 2022 semester. 

Application Materials

We ask applicants to send a CV and one-page statement of interest describing previous research and work history, areas of experience and interest in global health, and academic and professional goals to Megan Urry at by Monday, December 20, 2021. Applications will be reviewed by members of our faculty and staff, and students will be notified in early January of their application results. 

We encourage interested students to review our faculty’s research and publications here, and reach out to faculty members directly to learn more about their work. Those with any questions about our mentored research training opportunities or who would like to be put in touch with a faculty member are also encouraged to contact Research and Training Program Manager, Megan Urry, at


Funding is available for all students who are accepted into the elective. We have a variety of funding options, including for those in underrepresented groups, and faculty will support students throughout these application processes to ensure adequate funding support.

Employment Opportunities

PDF icon Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Global Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology (Posted 12/3/2021)

PDF icon Global Health Research Assistant (Posted 12/2/2021)

Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Global Health 402 East 67th Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8140 Fax: (646) 962-0285