PRISM (Patient Research in Science and Medicine)

PRISM is a summer program in clinical/translational research for medical students between M1 and M2. PRISM is sponsored by Mount Sinai's Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, a national consortium of medical research institutions dedicated to increasing the numbers of clinical/translational (C/T) physician-scientists and investigators.

Medical students participating in PRISM carry out an 8-week clinical/translational project with a mentor of their choice. In addition, they take the Summer Introduction to Clinical Research course, sponsored by Mount Sinai's Clinical Research Education Program. The course consists of two 1-hour lectures per week and one interactive small group discussion.

All lectures and small groups in the course are led by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai faculty who are themselves clinical/translational physician-scientists or clinical/translational scientists. Students who successfully complete the course earn a certificate. At the end of the summer, students submit an abstract on the results of their project and present a poster on their work at the annual Medical Student Research Day in November.


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Karen Zier, PhD
Associate Dean for Medical Student Research
Tel: 212-241-4429
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Christina Wyatt, MD
Associate Director
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Alecia Williams
Program Administrator
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Icahn School of Medicine
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