Medical Education

The expansion of the Mount Sinai Health System to include Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, will be of enormous benefit to students at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).

Effect of the Integration on Medical Students

The expanded Health System makes us the largest in New York State and one of the largest in the country, and will provide clinical teaching, research, and career mentorship opportunities in every community in the city. Student access to diverse patient populations through a variety of environments including community hospitals, academic medical centers, and neighborhood health care providers, will be greatly enhanced, as will the quality of clinical teaching in these hospitals. This will ultimately affect all our clinical teaching venues, including ASM, LCE, InterACT, required Clerkships, and elective rotations.

We will continue to keep you abreast of these opportunities at those sites as they become available.

Currently, the Icahn School of Medicine electives management system includes offerings throughout all sites in the Health System. Students can register for specific electives or create their own tailor-made experiences at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. Beginning in July 2014, clerkships will be available at the Health System in the following areas:

  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Medicine-Geriatrics
  • OB-GYN
  • ER
  • Medicine Sub-I

Integrating the clinical and research opportunities from our new hospital locations is a work in progress. Faculty at all locations are working hard to make the transition as seamless as possible, ultimately providing our students access to richer educational opportunities. We will continue to update this website as opportunities at those locations become available.

Graduate Education

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the ISMMS aims to provide the next generation of physician-scientists and basic scientists with a first-class educational experience focusing on innovation, translational research, rigor, and intellectual growth in a setting which blends the best of the traditional and modern didactic and research methods. In recent years, in response to a strategic plan, ISMMS has recruited world-class scientists who have joined the faculty of the Graduate School to serve as mentors and educators to outstanding students.

Effect of the Integration on Graduate Students

The integration of the Mount Sinai Health System will immediately open up new opportunities for Icahn School of Medicine medical students who will be commencing their residency phase. In addition, the Graduate School also anticipates the ability to offer—in the not too distant future—new opportunities to its graduate students by increasing the number of basic and translational science mentors and dissertation advisors and by developing collaborative research projects between laboratories.

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