The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is the first medical school in the country to create a progressive admissions approach for students who seek early assurance of admission. FlexMed allows college sophomores in any major to apply for early assurance of acceptance to our school. Once accepted, you are free to pursue your studies unencumbered by the traditional science requirements and the MCAT. This program is an expansion of our longstanding Humanities and Medicine Early Assurance and Science and Medicine (SciMed) programs.
"FlexMed is all about flexibility in your education and the opportunity to pursue what you love to learn. It allows talented students with lots of initiative to 'flex' their intellectual, creative, humanistic, and scientific muscles during college.” - David Muller, MD, Professor and Chair, Dean for Medical Education
Responding to Change
We launched FlexMed in response to major changes in the biomedical science and health care delivery. It allows a new cohort of students to join our tradition of cultivating future physicians who are self-directed in their learning, thrive on a culture of academic rigor and mentorship, and have a strong appreciation of human rights and social justice. Named to honor the legacy of Abraham Flexner, a pioneer educator who revolutionized medical education early in the 20th century, FlexMed is transforming medical education by cultivating physicians who are grounded in 21st century science and the social context in which they will practice medicine.
Who Can Apply?
The FlexMed Program is open to all undergraduate sophomores from any major.
Once you are accepted into the FlexMed Program, you will matriculate into the medical school, provided you adhere to all program requirements prior to entry.
Applications and Responses
We review applications from December through January, then send invitations to interview starting in February. If we want to interview you, you will receive an invitation between March and May. If you are invited to interview, you are required to do so as part of the admissions process.