Career Planning Services

Career Planning Services (CPS) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai provides students with opportunities to explore specialties and make informed decisions about their career path through programming and counseling.


The themes of the programming are based on AAMC's Careers in Medicine program and are specific for each year of medical school.

  • Year 1 – Understanding the big picture, understanding yourself, and exploring options
  • Year 2 – Continuation of exploring options and understanding yourself
  • Year 3 – Choosing a specialty, starting the residency process
  • Year 4 – Getting into residency

Students are exposed to these themes and specialties through individualized counseling, small group activities, seminars, student-run specialty interest groups and personal exploration. Extracurricular activities, shadowing clinicians, community service, global health experiences, research and electives can enhance exposure to specific disciplines and career options.


At the heart of the CPS curriculum are the numerous faculty members that help guide the students. In addition to the Faculty Advisors, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has a very large and diverse clinical and research faculty from which students can find guidance, mentorship and opportunities for scholarly, clinical or community service projects. Student Affairs helps students find mentors in specific fields and areas of research. Students have opportunities to meet clinical and research faculty through their coursework and through specialty-specific student run interest groups.

Contact Us

Office for Student Affairs
Tel: 212-241-4426
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