Icahn School of Medicine (MSSM) was incorporated and received a provisional charter from the New York State Board of Regents in l963. It was affiliated with the City University of New York from 1967 to 1999, and with New York University from 1999 to 2010, but remained financially autonomous and self-supporting under its own Board of Trustees. In November 2010, Icahn School of Medicine became a free-standing medical school, and its charter was amended to reflect its independent status.
Icahn School of Medicine was created as an academic partner to The Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH), and together MSSM and MSH comprise The Mount Sinai Health System (MSMC). The School and Hospital have a close collaborative relationship, and serve one of the most diverse and complex patient populations in the world. This setting provides abundant opportunities to fulfill our multifaceted mission of excellence in education, research, patient care, and service.
MSSM offers a medical education program that leads to the M.D. degree and graduate programs that lead to Ph.D. degrees and Masters degrees. The School attracts outstanding trainees to its highly competitive programs and invigorating academic environment. Approximately 930 men and women are currently enrolled in the degree-granting programs; the student body is academically excellent and diverse. Mount Sinai also offers postgraduate research and clinical training and has a robust continuing education program.
The campus, located at the boundary of the Upper East Side and East Harlem neighborhoods of Manhattan, is shared with The Mount Sinai Hospital. An extensive infrastructure supports MSSM’s academic programs, and includes state-of-the-art laboratories and many inpatient and outpatient clinical venues. The Annenberg Building, Icahn Medical Institute, Atran-Berg Building, Faculty Practice Associates building and the Center for Advanced Medicine house most of the School's basic and clinical science departments and their attendant research, teaching, clinical, and office functions; most student classrooms are located in the Annenberg Building. The Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library has a large collection and provides broad support to users. A high faculty-to-student ratio allows for close interactions between trainees and mentors. A broad array of student services supports our students’ academic, financial, and social needs.
MSSM ranks 18th among U.S. medical school recipients of NIH research funding and was ranked 18th in the most recent (2011-2012) U.S. News and World Reports survey of America’s Best Graduate Schools.