Located in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world, the Icahn School of Medicine is part of a four-block campus comprising of the Mount Sinai Medical Center located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
Adjacent to Central Park, the campus extends from 98th Street to 102nd Street and eastward from Fifth Avenue to Park Avenue. This area is known as Carnegie Hill, a quiet residential neighborhood with tree-lined streets and classic brownstone buildings. A designated historical district, Carnegie Hill offers shopping, restaurants and public transportation.
Bordered by East Harlem, a predominantly low income community, and Yorkville, one of the nation's most affluent communities, this neighborhood provides a broad mix of cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic diversity that makes the educational opportunities at Mount Sinai unique.
Best Part of the Big Apple
Mount Sinai is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan between Madison and Fifth Avenues. Its major research buildings reward students who come in early or stay late to attend to their experiments with panoramic views of the sun rising across the East River and setting over the west side of Central Park. Central Park is just outside our front door, providing inviting picnic, softball, and running opportunities (you are welcome to join Mount Sinai's running groups and the famous New York Road Runners Club).
Mount Sinai is just blocks away from the serene Conservatory Garden of Central Park and is situated on Museum Mile, a stretch of Fifth Avenue that encompasses some of New York's most important art institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Jewish Museum, and the National Academy of Design. Students enjoy the athletic facilities of the nearby 92nd Street Y, as well as its many concerts, lectures, and poetry readings. They are also welcome to utilize Mount Sinai's superb Recreation Office to obtain tickets to numerous sports events, theatrical performances, concerts, and discounts at restaurants. Many of our students take advantage of the local opportunities for social outreach by participating in community service and educational projects.
Students are active participants in their own community, representing their constituencies in student government and advisory committees and arranging for periodic parties, plays, and intramural sports events. The larger community of students in the New York metropolitan area affords opportunities for enlarging perspective and making scientific contacts while socializing. The Graduate School itself sponsors a number of get-togethers throughout the year, starting with the orientation of new students and culminating in the Annual Graduate School "Retreat" with a terrific winter party in between!