Explore Icahn: Revisit Weekend

We invite all accepted applicants back to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) to take a second look at the School.  Our Explore Icahn weekend is held in the spring of each year where we offer panel discussions with students and recent alumni, advanced scientific lectures, clinical skills sessions, and workshops that foster thoughtful discussions on issues that intersect equity, justice, and health care. We will also invite you to attend social gatherings on- and off-campus.

We invite accepted applicants who identify as underrepresented in science and medicine to attend an additional session at the School, on the day before Explore Icahn begins. Our goal is to create a space for applicants to meet students and faculty in a more intimate setting, break down barriers, and create community. Two ISMMS groups, the Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, the Office of Admissions, and the Students for Equal Opportunity in Medicine and Science, organize this session.

I liked how the school demonstrated its commitment to academic, research, and clinical excellence while stressing its passion for social justice, global awareness, innovation, and a humanistic approach to health. In just a day and a half, Revisit Weekend somehow managed to show Sinai's strengths across all of these dimensions. I appreciated how we got to interact with students across all four years and hear their experiences— it was helpful for many students in making their decision to come here.

— Charles, Second-year MD student

Annual Agenda

There is a true commitment by members of the Mount Sinai community to welcome its newest potential members. Below is a sample agenda of what accepted applicants can look forward to during their revisit to the Icahn School of Medicine.

Thursday

Explore Icahn—Building Community and Breaking Barriers is a precursor to Explore Icahn.

The sessions scheduled for Thursday afternoon are by invitation only and are offered to accepted applicants who identify as underrepresented in science and medicine. These sessions will provide an opportunity to explore the School in a more intimate setting.

     
4:30 pm Explore Icahn - Building Community and Breaking Barriers (BCBB) Applicant Check-in Check-in and get the evening started!
5–5:30 pm Welcome Greeting Hear from the Deans of Admissions and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
5:30–7 pm Student Programming    Gain student perspective about the School from the students themselves.
7:30–9 pm Unwind from the day over dinner Unwind from the day over dinner at a retro Harlem staple.
9 pm After Dinner Social Get social with the ISMMS student group, Students for Equal Opportunity in Medicine.


Friday

Explore Icahn, revisit weekend at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, begins! We invite all accepted applicants to take a memorable second look at the School and participate in the activities through Saturday.

     
Noon–1 pm Explore Icahn Applicant Check-in Check-in and get the day started!
1–2 pm Welcome and Keynote Welcome to Explore Icahn
2–3 pm Dean’s Address   Hear from the Deans of the School and Medical Education.
3–4 pm Medical Education Focus Panel
  • Student Affairs
  • Curricular Affairs
  • Medical Student Research Office
  • Art and Science of Medicine 
  • Global Health
  • Community Service/CMCA 
Panelists provide an inside look into medical student research, community service, and more.
4–5:30 pm IMACS Alumni Panel: Advocacy, Clinical, & Science Pillars Hear from ISMMS alumni who combine advocacy and passion with research and clinical experience.
5:30–6 pm Break  
6–7:30pm Dinner Mix and mingle with your fellow applicants, and current ISMMS students, faculty, and staff.
8 pm After-Dinner Socials   Socialize with your future classmates and colleagues.


Saturday

     
9–9:45 am Continental Breakfast  
10–11:30 am   Welcome and Keynote Discover niche trainings that touch on race, community service, and precision.
11:45am –1 pm   Clinical Stations   Roll up your sleeves and explore working stations that range from Suturing to Neurosurgery Simulations.
1–2 pm Affinity Groups Lunch

Take a break with Affinity Group student representatives.
2–3 pm Student Life Panel Gain student perspective about the School from the students themselves.
3–3:30 pm Wrap-Up Close out the day with the Medical Education team.