Refer to "Weill Medical College of Cornell University" as "Weill" in essay?

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Hi everyone,

I am putting the finishing touches on my "Why Cornell" secondary essay, and am wondering if anyone knows if "Weill Medical College of Cornell University" is commonly referred to as simply "Weill." While I believe "Feinberg" and "Pritzker" are commonly used as substitutes for their respective longer names, I have never seen "Weill" used alone -- the shortest I've seen on their website is "Weill Cornell" -- and thus wanted to make sure I wouldn't sound funny or overly casual in my statement if I use it.

I suppose this question sounds a bit ridiculous, but maybe someone can understand where I'm coming from.

Cheers
 

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i think the biggest lesson that i learned from SDN so far is
"The ADCOMs are not stupid"

hope that answers your question
 

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geno2568 said:
i think the biggest lesson that i learned from SDN so far is
"The ADCOMs are not stupid"

hope that answers your question

I honestly don't see how that helped at all???? :confused:
 

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You can't go wrong calling it Cornell. Weill Cornell is okay too (but more characters). The adcom will know what you mean if you say Weill but it is better to use the name it uses itself.
 

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I would use "Cornell", just like I would use "Loyola" for Loyola's Stritch school, etc. :)
 

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narc said:
I honestly don't see how that helped at all???? :confused:
What i mean is....no ADCOM is gonna look at you essay and say
"he didnt put the full name of the institution!! He must have no respect for our school!! Reject Him!!!!"
 
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LizzyM said:
You can't go wrong calling it Cornell. Weill Cornell is okay too (but more characters). The adcom will know what you mean if you say Weill but it is better to use the name it uses itself.
Thanks LizzyM and others who posted helpful responses. My question was essentially if anyone knew if they ever call themselves just "Weill," and I guess the answer is no.
 

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Is "Weill" pronounced like "while?" That's my first guess. Other contenders are "whale," "wheel," and "we ill."
 

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When I was there, I heard "while"
 

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dimebag darrell said:
Hi everyone,

I am putting the finishing touches on my "Why Cornell" secondary essay, and am wondering if anyone knows if "Weill Medical College of Cornell University" is commonly referred to as simply "Weill." While I believe "Feinberg" and "Pritzker" are commonly used as substitutes for their respective longer names, I have never seen "Weill" used alone -- the shortest I've seen on their website is "Weill Cornell" -- and thus wanted to make sure I wouldn't sound funny or overly casual in my statement if I use it.

I suppose this question sounds a bit ridiculous, but maybe someone can understand where I'm coming from.

Cheers
what are the essays for cornell? Is it just Why Cornell? or is there another one?
 

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HairyCow said:
Is "Weill" pronounced like "while?" That's my first guess. Other contenders are "whale," "wheel," and "we ill."
It could also be pronounced "well". Those silent middle "i"s are tricky.
 

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I used Weill, Weill Cornell, and Weill Medical Colledge. Cornell alone is the usual reference for the undergraduate school in Ithaca. And yes, Weill is pronounced like "while".
 

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sandy weill is one of my heroes. man did he turn citicorp around. too bad about travelers though. Anyway, he deserves to have made a boatload of money and donate it to his alma mater...