Education Pipeline Programs

The Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs (CMCA) supports two major pipeline efforts at Icahn School of Medicine targeting middle and high school students and collegiate students:

  • Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE) – Mount Sinai consolidated its extensive pre-college and collegiate programs, establishing the Mount Sinai Center for Excellence in Youth Education in 1986. The Center works with a cross section of public high schools, colleges, and other youth organizations in Manhattan and the Bronx to implement academic year and summer internship and educational programs in science, nursing, and allied health fields. It also conducts teacher-training programs for public school science teachers. Current enrollments include 675 high school and 23 college students. Since its inception in 1974, approximately 1,120 students have completed college, and 35 have completed medical school. Eighteen students are currently in medical school. In addition, close to 350 have pursued health and health related professional and technical positions. For more information, please contact CEYE Program Assistant, Alyson Davis, MSW, at or by telephone at (212) 241-7655.

    CEYE Summer Program Application

  • HCOP-funded Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Program – The Northeast Regional Alliance (NERA) MedPrep Program is a partnership between New Jersey Medical School, Icahn School of Medicine Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Manhattan Staten Island Area Health Education Center.

    The Program uniquely builds on the collective expertise of four outstanding institutions to expand health careers preparation for URM, educationally, and economically disadvantaged students from junior high school through medical school with the goal of increasing competitiveness for medical school. Ultimately, we expect that our scholars will have the humanism, professionalism and interpersonal skills required of a future physician caring for a diverse population.

  • MedDOCs Program – A CMCA and Students for Equal Opportunity in Medicine (SEOM) sponsored program: MedDOCs (Medical Discovery Of Careers) is a nine week after-school program that takes place at MSSM for high school students from economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. MedDOCs aims to introduce these students to the field of medicine by teaching cardiovascular anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. MedDOCs consists of small group lectures, as well as hands-on activities, such as an anatomy and pathology laboratory session, a Human Simulator session, and lessons in history-taking, blood pressure, and EKG measurement. Taught by first- and second-year medical students, MedDOCs consists of nine classes and a graduation ceremony during which students make a presentation about a disease of the cardiovascular system, which they have prepared under the guidance of their student teachers. Each MedDOCs student is given a stethoscope and a certification of completion at the end of the program. For more information, please contact:

    Interested high school students can learn more about the program and how to apply for the spring 2012 program.


Contact Us

Gary Butts, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy, and Community Affairs
Director, Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs
Tel: 212-241-8276
Fax: 212-241-3594
Send e-mail

Mailing Address:

Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1035
New York, NY 10029

Office Location:

Annenberg Building
21st Floor, Room 21-70
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029


Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs