"The more I learned about Weill Cornell Medicine, the more it seemed like a place that was in line with what I wanted to do with my career."
Ericka was working for a brokerage firm when she first considered applying to Weill Cornell Medicine. “My sister was working here at the time, and she told me about all of the great things that were happening and the opportunities for growth. The more I learned about Weill Cornell Medicine, the more it seemed like a place that was in line with what I wanted to do with my career.”
Ericka is now an Administrative Coordinator in Hospital Medicine, where she helps with much of the day-to-day operational and financial work that keeps the department moving, from the credentialing of new faculty members to budget development. She also ensures that faculty members have the support they need so they can focus on their work caring for patients at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Lower Manhattan Hospital. “I like to know that because of myself and my colleagues, everything is running smoothly for our faculty. If they need assistance with training, we can find courses for them. If their licenses are coming up for expiration, we can track it. They are busy saving lives, and making their jobs easier allows them to be better clinicians.”
She has also become involved in the development of new medical practices within the department, working closely with her Division Administrator and key groups that support practice operations. “It’s been a great learning experience. I get to see exactly what’s needed to get a practice up and running and have a hands-on role in making it happen.”
Opportunities to work on projects like these and Ericka’s outstanding colleagues set Weill Cornell Medicine apart from anywhere else that she has worked. “The people here are not only incredibly knowledgeable, they are friendly and supportive. The friendships I’ve made here make the working environment even better.” She also appreciates the employee benefits package. “There are a lot of great benefits and programs that help make my life easier, including health insurance for my family and back-up child care.”
What would Ericka tell someone thinking about a career at Weill Cornell Medicine? “This is a prestigious institution where there are so many opportunities for growth and development. On top of everything else, it’s a nice place to work.”