Community Medical Education
Sponsored jointly by Bernard M. Baruch College of The City University of New York and the Icahn School of Medicine, this program awards the degree of Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Health Care Administration. The program provides a link to the rest of the medical center and fosters leadership careers in health administration.
Community Education and Outreach
The School of Medicine supports a number of programs that provide community work, education, and volunteer experience to medical students and prepare high school and college students from urban communities for careers in medicine and health. The Department is involved in all of these activities.
Urban Health Care Program
This is a medical student-led program that arranges summer and year-round educational placements for medical students at East Harlem community health and social service agencies.
SETH - Secondary Education Through Health
This program is an educational enrichment program for New York City high school students interested in medical and health careers. The program offers classes in the summer and after school, with placements in laboratories and clinical areas of Mount Sinai. Three of the nation's top ten 1994 award winners in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search conducted their projects through the SETH program.
Summer Programs for High-School and College Students
In collaboration with the SETH Program, the Department sponsors summer career development programs for young students. These include a blend of practical laboratory work, special services, and field trips. Many students from inner-city neighborhoods have been persuaded by this exposure to pursue career in the health professions.
Education for Practicing Physicians in Other Departments
The Department is deeply committed to the premise that all physicians need to know the basics of community and environmental medicine. All physicians should know how to take a proper history that seeks to identify societal, environmental, social, and occupational causes of disease. To spread this educational message, faculty of the Department sponsor numerous postgraduate seminars for practicing physicians and other healthcare workers. Faculty of the Department also teach extensively in the Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, Geriatrics and Palliative Care and Surgery.