In 2001, the Institute for Medical Education (IME) was created at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to establish an entity devoted entirely to the advancement of teaching and learning. Along with other premier institutions, the IME was at the forefront of the national movement recognizing the critical work of teachers and educators in the health professions.
The IME has established numerous awards and faculty development programs, including the Education Leadership Conference, begun in 2002, and Education Research Day, held annually since 2003.
In 2009, the IME was named the 13th Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Later that year, the IME inducted its first group of advanced members, including 14 Master Educators and 11 Fellows, from 14 departments. Since then, a peer-reviewed advanced membership program is offered regularly.
The IME was honored to direct the Academies Collaborative Annual Meeting in 2010 and 2011. The Academies Collaborative is a national organization that unites dozens of medical school teaching academies to share resources and insights. Under the direction of the IME, the Academies Collaborative transitioned into a formalized group, selecting its first-ever steering committee to oversee its continued development.