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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

The information below pertains to Summer Session 2018. If you would like to be notified when Summer Session 2019 course information is available, please sign up for e-mail updates.

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Practicing Medicine: Health Care Culture and Careers

June 4-July 27, 2018

Site visits

Participants will experience the city by engaging community leaders in their respective neighborhoods, discovering how people live their lives and learning about the challenges that affect the availability and quality of health care.

Examples of past site visits

Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH)

CUFFH is a grassroots organization that empowers communities through organizing, youth engagement, and by providing sophisticated social services. CUFFH works to preserve and create vibrant communities that are not exclusive and are affordable to working families in New York City.

Southside United HDFC (Los Sures)

Los Sures is the oldest Williamsburg nonprofit organization that owns and manages affordable housing in North Brooklyn. It has undertaken large-scale rehabilitation of many buildings and has also provided a multitude of much-needed services, including a senior center and a food pantry.

Reconnect Brooklyn

Reconnect Brooklyn is located in an area of North Brooklyn that is home to thousands of disconnected youth. The goal of Reconnect is to attract young men who are looking to change their lives and offer them employment that leads to their engagement in education, personal and job-related skills development, and dedication to community leadership and service.

NYC explorations

Other site visits and tours may include the following agencies, centers, and cultural institutions:

  • African Burial Ground National Monument at Wall Street
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute
  • Cooper Hewitt Museum
  • Diana H. Jones Innovative Senior Center
  • El Museo del Barrio
  • Faith-based institutions
  • Greenpoint Environmental Justice Tour
  • Italian American Museum
  • Jewish Museum
  • LGBT Community Center
  • Los Sures Senior Center
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Chinese in America
  • Museum of the American Indian
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Saint Nick's Alliance
  • Save Our Streets Bedford Stuyvesant
  • Studio Museum in Harlem
  • The Shtetl (Hasidic Jewish community in Williamsburg)