Admissions Criteria

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai seeks to attract individuals of diverse backgrounds, who have the ability and potential to become physician-scholars dedicated to excellence in their chosen career paths. Applicants for admission are considered based on their total qualifications. Factors that are considered include intellectual capability and academic achievement, motivation and potential for a career in medicine, community service and leadership abilities, enthusiasm for shaping one's own learning experience, personal maturity, and conformity to the School's standards of character and health. All decisions are made on the basis of merit and without discrimination because of race, sex, color, creed, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation.