Commencement 2013

During its 44th commencement ceremony held at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai granted a total of 307 degrees, including 142 MDs. Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman, PhD, an internationally renowned psychologist and economic theorist, addressed the Mount Sinai graduates as commencement speaker.

Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of The Mount Sinai Health System, challenged the graduates to be at the forefront of health care's changing landscape. Our students possess the intellectual courage to challenge tradition and dogma, the imagination to achieve true innovation, and the passion to deliver transformative change.

Over the course of their academic careers, students in the class of 2013 have published in the best scientific journals; led initiatives providing badly needed medical care to underserved communities locally and throughout the world; and demonstrated heroism in caring for residents of the neighborhoods most devastated by Superstorm Sandy. We anticipate nothing short of greatness from them as they bring their rigorous training to the fields of science and medicine.

The class of 2013 joins a distinguished network of alumni known the world over for their integrity, discovery, altruism, clinical excellence, and a commitment to social justice. Our graduates will continue their education at some of the most competitive residency programs, including Massachusetts General Hospital; Yale-New Haven Hospital; Johns Hopkins University Hospital; Duke University Medical Center; Vanderbilt University; University of California, San Francisco Medical Center; and Stanford University. Thirty-nine students will remain at Mount Sinai to continue their training.

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2013!

Read the press release here.

Commencement Address 2013 — Dean Dennis S. Charney

Commencement Address 2013 — Kenneth L. Davis, MD

Commencement Address 2013 — Daniel Kahneman, PhD