ISMMS/Deloitte Consulting Academic Partnership

Solving this century’s social, medical, and scientific challenges will require collaboration between the brightest minds from a cross section of industries. At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) we believe that recruiting students with diverse backgrounds and experiences and providing them access to a wide range of specialized training will better position them to make meaningful contributions to the world’s most pressing health issues. Our Academic Partnership with Deloitte Consulting provides strong mentorship and real-world business, consulting, and leadership credentials at one of the world’s leaders in health care consulting.

Fellowship in Health Care Consulting and Leadership (Scholarly Year for Current ISMMS Medical Students)

ISMMS students in their third year of medical school have the option of applying for a Scholarly Year, or scholarly leave of absence, for up to two years between years three and four. About one third of every class chooses to do so.

ISMMS students will now have the option of applying to Deloitte for a one-year health care consulting internship, providing an outstanding alternative to more traditional MD/MBA programs. If selected, they will function as a full-time paid employee at Deloitte for that period of time.

Current ISMMS students interested in pursuing a fellowship at Deloitte can obtain more information on the application process here or by contacting the Medical Student Research Office.

Business Analyst Pathway

Deloitte Analysts who have successfully completed two or three years at the firm and who have an outstanding academic record will have the opportunity to apply to ISMMS without the traditional science qualifications or sitting for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). This initiative encourages talented analysts from any academic discipline to apply to the early assurance program at ISMMS.

Please review admission requirements below. If you have additional questions or are interested in applying to ISMMS, please contact the ISMMS Office of Admissions at admissions@mssm.edu. 

Frequently Asked Questions (for Business Analyst Pathway Applicants)

The application opens in mid-August and the deadline to submit an application is November 15.

Applicants who apply for admission through the Deloitte/ISMMS Business Analyst Pathway must have the following completed prior to applying:

  • Endorsement from Deloitte
  • Two semesters of college Biology, two semesters of college Chemistry, or two semesters of college Physics
  • Involved in an impactful role on a healthcare-related project
  • Standardized testing (SAT or ACT)
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited college or university

Applicants who are offered early assurance (admitted) to ISMMS, must meet the following requirements prior to matriculating to ISMMS:

  • Two semesters of Biology
  • Two semesters of Chemistry
  • One semester of Physics
  • Two semesters of laboratory work in any science
  • Leadership of a consulting project in healthcare policy, industry, finance, innovation, or entrepreneurship
  • 100-hours of clinical work any time since starting college

Your application to the Deloitte/ISMMS Business analyst Pathway does not require an AMCAS application; however, matriculation to our institution does. If you are accepted into the program, you will be asked to fill out an AMCAS application during the year preceding your matriculation. At that time, you will also be required to complete our supplemental application, with the exception of the essay questions. You will not be required to pay the supplemental application fee. Completing these applications is a clerical necessity and does not imply that you are reapplying to medical school. Once you are accepted into the pathway, you are accepted into medical school.

We require three letters of recommendation. Typically, applicants request letters from:

  • Endorsement from your supervisor
  • College professor/faculty advisor
  • Other person who knows you well academically or professionally.
    • This person could be another teacher/professor, employer, etc.

Once you are accepted into the pathway, you are accepted into medical school but there are no tuition fees until you matriculate. Tuition is based on the individual years in which you enroll, and may differ from year to year. You may view current tuition rates in our Tuition and Financial Aid section