Approved Students

Before you receive an official notification of acceptance to our program, you will receive a "conditional" acceptance pending health clearance.

  • Health Statement Form along with corresponding labs must be submitted to Dianne Young at  This must be submitted no later than thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the Conditional Acceptance Letter.   Please click here to review the Health Statement FAQs and guide prior to having your physician complete your Health Statement Form.  
  • Once you have been cleared, you should receive your official acceptance letter approximately 2 months prior to the start date of the elective you were placed in.
  • Please note that all placements are final, conditional or official, and cannot be changed.  Once you receive a conditional acceptance, your spot will be held unless you decline or let the offer expire.  

If you have received an official notification of acceptance to our program- congratulations on your placement and welcome to Weill Cornell Medicine and the Visiting International Student Electives Program.

This website may also be helpful for students who are waiting for a decision to familiarize themselves with what's to come.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your placement, you may email Dianne Young at

Review the links below for detailed instructions on securing your elective and preparing for your stay in New York. The information below is provided to prevent any issues regarding your participation in our program.

Next Steps for Approved Students

What to Expect After Your Elective



Cancellation Policy

FAQ for Approved Students

Weill Cornell Medicine
Office of International Medical Student Education
1300 York Avenue (C-118) New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-8058