Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University’s medical school located in New York City, is committed to excellence in research, teaching, patient care and the advancement of the art and science of medicine. Physicians and scientists of Weill Cornell Medical College are engaged in cutting-edge research from bench to bedside aimed toward developing new treatments and prevention strategies. Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar is the first in the U.S. to offer its M.D. degree overseas. Weill Cornell is the birthplace of many medical advances — including the development of the Pap test for cervical cancer, the synthesis of penicillin, the first successful embryo-biopsy pregnancy and birth in the U.S., the first clinical trial of gene therapy for Parkinson’s disease and, most recently, the world’s first successful use of deep brain stimulation to treat a minimally conscious brain-injured patient.