Internal Medicine Residency Program: Commitment to Diversity

Our Mission

Our mission is to recruit and nurture the most talented and diverse house staff as future leaders in medicine. We are dedicated to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment in which all residents can achieve their personal best. It is our firm belief that diversity is a platform for developing creative solutions to challenging healthcare problems, as well as fostering innovations in biomedical research, medical education, and technology.

Our Patients and Our Community

Our commitment to diversity is a reflection of our desire to provide the best care for our patients. The patients at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital are a true reflection of New York City in all its magnificent ethnic, racial, religious and socio-economic diversity. Patients come to us from all over the city and its surrounding areas. In fact, the pluralities of our patients come from the most diverse neighborhoods in the city, which include Long Island City, Astoria, Woodside, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Spanish Harlem, East and Central Harlem, the Lower East Side, Upper West Side, and Greenwich Village among others. In order to provide the best possible care for our patients, the doctors caring for them must reflect this diversity. This is especially true of our housestaff, as they are on the frontlines of patient care and interact closely with patients on a day-to-day basis.

For the past 20 years we have maintained a vibrant and robust program that focuses on establishing a racially and ethnically diverse resident body that adequately reflects our multi-ethnic society. We are proud to have trained the best and brightest physicians who have gone on to become leaders in medicine. We invite you to keep reading to learn more about our Minority Housestaff Committee, Program Alumni, and Future Initiatives.

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD
Sanford I. Weill Chairman,
Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

Susana Morales, MD
Co-Director, The Center for Multicultural and Minority Health
Associate Chair for Educational Affairs
Associate Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Associate Attending Physician
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center or call (212) 746-1358

Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Director of the Center of Excellence in Disparities Research and Community Engagement (CEDREC)
Assistant Dean, Faculty Diversity-Office of Faculty Diversity
Weill Cornell Medical College

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