Facts and Figures

Learn more about what makes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) a leader. Review data and background information about the School and our faculty, staff, and students. You can also find information on admissions, research, clinical care, and our partnerships and academic affiliations.

Who We Are

At ISMMS we train the physicians and scientists of tomorrow while we conduct breakthrough research and provide multidisciplinary clinical care.

Quick Facts

Academic Community

  • 561 medical students
  • 93 MD/PhD students
  • 280 PhD students
  • 349 master’s degree students
  • 550 Postdoctoral Fellows

NIH Funding

  • $290 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding awarded to our researchers in 2016
  • 13th among U.S. medical schools for NIH funding
  • 1st in research dollars per principal investigator among U.S. medical schools by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

*As of 2017

Since it opened in 1968, the School, led by Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System, has become a world-class leader in medical education, research, and patient care.

  • The School is made up of 36 multidisciplinary research, educational, and clinical Institutes and 33 academic Departments
  • Annual budget: $2.7 billion
  • Named 4th among “World’s Most Innovative Companies in Data Science” by Fast Company magazine in 2016
  • More than 6,369 full-time, part-time, and voluntary faculty
  • 5,640 people employed full-time by the School (excluding faculty)

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and engage in a wide variety of studies through our Medical Education Program and our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.  For the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • 1,283 students enrolled in MD, PhD, MD/PhD, and master’s degree programs
    • 561 medical students
    • 93 MD/PhD students
    • 280 PhD students
    • 349 master’s degree students
  • More than 2,000 residents and fellows
  • More than 550 postdoctoral candidates received progressive training
  • 90 student groups and organizations recognized by the Mount Sinai Student Council
  • Students graduating with dual degrees
    • 11 dual MD/PhD graduates
    • 7 dual MD/MPH graduates
    • 5 dual MD/MSCR graduates
  • A diverse pool of students
    • MD Students:
      • Women: 49.5 percent
      • Underrepresented minorities: 16.9 percent
      • Age range: 21 to 37
    • PhD Students:
      • Women: 58.5 percent
      • Underrepresented minorities: 12.6 percent
      • Age range: 22 to 58
  • Years to graduation for PhD students: 5.3 years
  • Years to graduation for MD/PhD students: 7.8 years
  • Average number of publications for PhD students by graduation: 4.4 publications
  • Average number of publications for MD/PhD students by graduation: 5.6 publications

 

We are a highly selective school, attracting leading applicants from around the world and selecting those who not only have the strongest academic credentials but who are committed to science in service to society. For the 2016-2017 academic year:

  • 7,227 applications received
    • 5,995 MD (including FlexMed) and MD/PhD applications
    • 1,232 graduate program applications
  • More than 1,000 interviews conducted
    • 1,016 MD and MD/PhD
    • 183 graduate programs
  • 996 applicants accepted
    • 475 MD and MD/PhD
    • 494 graduate programs
  • Average age for entering medical students: 24
  • Average age for entering graduate students (PhD and Master's): 25
  • GPA and MCAT scores for matriculated MD and MD/PhD candidates
    • Matriculated Median UGPA: 3.77
    • Matriculated Median MCAT: 35
    GPA and GRE scores for matriculated PhD Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience students
    • Matriculated Median UGPA: 3.5
    • Matriculated Median GRE Verbal: 159
    • Matriculated Median GRE Quant: 161
    • Matriculated Median GRE Writing: 4.5

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BREAKTHROUGH

Our investigators conduct groundbreaking research with funding support that moves discoveries from the bench to the bedside and from the lab to the marketplace.

  • $290 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding awarded to our researchers in 2016
    • Ranked 13th among U.S. medical schools for NIH funding
    • Ranked 1st in research dollars per principal investigator among U.S. medical schools by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
  • Mount Sinai Innovation Partners helps bring many discoveries to market
    • 17 marketed products and technologies including FluMist vaccine, Fabrazyme®, a treatment for Fabry disease, and the Annuloplasty Ring, a device for repairing heart valves
    • 12 products currently in the development

Patients have access to care by physicians with expertise across a wide range of specialties in The Mount Sinai Health System’s network throughout the five boroughs and Long Island.

  • More than 2,000 physicians saw patients through our Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice, a multi-specialty group practice
  • 125 specialties within 27 clinical departments
  • 991,000 annual physician visits to Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice

History of Innovation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai