Our educational process at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai prepares our students to be physicians, in accord with the objectives defined by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the U.S. accrediting agency for medical schools. Our admissions standards, therefore, are rigorous and exacting. We extend offers of admission only to those who are best qualified to meet the standards set forth below.
We expect that candidates for the MD degree have abilities and skills in five domains: observation, communication, motor, conceptual/integrative and quantitative, and behavioral and social. While ISMMS can make technological or other accommodations for some disabilities in certain of these areas, candidates should be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner. You can use an intermediary for the collection of a patient's history, including but not limited to sign-language interpretation or use of technological devices. But you must be able to perform a full physical examination; must consistently, quickly and accurately integrate all information received by whichever sense(s) are employed; and must have the intellectual ability to learn, gather information, communicate, integrate, analyze, and synthesize data. Specifically, you must be skilled in the following areas.