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Bringing the Brightest Students to Weill Cornell: The Dean's Scholarship

I'm probably biased, but I think that our medical students are among the best in the country--both when they arrive and when they graduate.

Take our first-year students. Academic scores are just one measure of success, but both their median MCAT and GPA statistics were the highest ever for Weill Cornell. As a class, their median total MCAT score was 36, which was the fifth highest in the country. And as I know from speaking with them, they're a diverse bunch of remarkably talented and insightful individuals.

During their four years here, they spearhead initiatives and dedicate themselves to a variety of organizations, in addition to studying to become doctors. It's so invigorating to see their passion and energy--and to know they're on their way to becoming the health care leaders of tomorrow.

And what about our graduating class of 2015? This year's Match was the best ever at Weill Cornell. An amazing 91% of graduating students landed top residency positions at the 50 highest-ranking institutions listed in US News & World Report. We're pleased that fourteen will be staying at our medical center and equally delighted that the rest will be venturing farther afield.

So I'm pretty confident when I say that the brightest students come here to train. And I want to make sure it stays that way, which is why we're introducing the Dean's Scholarship at Weill Cornell. Beginning with students entering in 2015, we will provide two merit scholarships for the most promising individuals, irrespective of financial need. Half tuition for all four years will be covered. The best students already have a wealth of reasons to come to Weill Cornell; now they'll have another one.

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