Doing a clinical elective at Weil Cornell Medical College (WCMC) is a very exciting opportunity for me. The outstanding reputation in the fields of oncology and hematology of WCMC was one of the main reasons to choose an elective at WCMC. The possibility to work with doctors that are leaders in the field of oncology and hematology is a unique experience for me. I especially like the close connection between excellence in research and excellence in clinical performance that I can witness at Cornell every day. Besides doing clinical work I attend at least one of the daily research lectures where major advances in both clinical and basic research are presented firsthand. Together with seeing many rare cases and diseases every day this gives me an invaluable learning experience.
Besides having the possibility of working and studying at the outstanding New York Presbyterian Hospital I enjoy living in a great city like New York. When I first arrived here I tried to make it around the island of Manhattan by bicycle which turned out to be a challenging but very rewarding tour. I experience the same at my hematology and oncology rotation every day, it can be sometimes challenging to keep up with the high standards expected from a medical student at Cornell but it is definitely worth the effort.