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Weill—Cornell Medical College
THE WEILL—CORNELL MEDICAL College of Cornell University, formerly named the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and abbreviated to Weill Cornell, is the medical school and biomédical research unit of Cornell University. The medical college is currently located in New York City, along with the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. It was partially endowed by Sanford Weill. Cornell University Medical College was founded April 14, 1898, with an endowment by Colonel Oliver H. Payne. It was established in New York City because Ithaca, where the main campus is located, was deemed too small to offer adequate clinical training opportunities. It was one of the first medical schools to admit women alongside men. In 1927, the college became affiliated with New York Hospital, and the institution moved to its current joint campus in 1932. The hospital's Training School for Nurses became ...