About Medical Education at Mount Sinai

One of the world's premier academic medical centers, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is widely recognized for its excellence in education, basic, translational, and clinical research, patient care and service to our community. We place the highest value on educating physicians and scientists who will be agents of constructive, lasting change. Our success is evidenced by the 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranking Icahn School of Medicine 19th out of 153 medical schools nationwide, jumping from 32nd in 2005. Mount Sinai is also listed 17th by the National Institute for Health (NIH) for research funding, and third by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for research funding per faculty.

In addition to the strengths and success of our educational and research programs, we have also achieved excellence in our service mission. We were honored with the Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service in 2009, and are one of only a dozen schools to receive an 'A' on the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) PharmFree 2009 Scorecard.

Our unique ability to combine the most progressive, technologically advanced, scientifically-based education with greater societal needs is what distinguishes us from most other academic medical centers across the nation and around the globe. Our visionary leaders, esteemed clinical and research faculty and exceptional trainees, uphold this tradition and mission throughout their careers.

Many medical schools boast they can produce phenomenal physicians or scientists, but our goal for each student reaches beyond academic and scientific success. From day one at Orientation, we underscore the importance of teamwork and becoming socially-conscious members of our profession. The School is uniquely situated in New York City, where opportunities abound for students to immerse themselves into a diverse community. Dennis S. Charney, MD, Dean of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the faculty and staff have dedicated tremendous resources to both institutional advancement and social integration to maximize our students' medical education experience.

At Icahn School of Medicine, students are strongly encouraged to pursue their passions and advocate for their community and the acceleration of scientific breakthroughs, from the bench to the bedside. Our unwavering goal is to train the next generation of pioneering physicians and scientists, who will become activists and lifelong learners of medicine, serving science and society.


Frontline's Facing Death

Facing Death, a one-hour documentary filmed at Mount Sinai, closely examines how individuals make end-of-life decisions. 
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Accelerating Science / Advancing Medicine
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