Unlike most medical schools, we offer students an environment that embraces our societal responsibilities and moral obligations in addition to providing an academically rigorous experience that is technologically sophisticated, efficient, and effective. We establish this environment upfront, having our students involved with patient care from their first day. We provide a wide range of enriching service and training programs that emphasize patient care that is thoughtful, culturally sensitive, and focused on serving a social as well as a medical mission. We offer a diverse selection of clinical training sites across the tri-state area, which allow our students to experience health care as it is practiced in different arenas. Our innovative programs include the following:
East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership
East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP) is a student-run free primary-care clinic serving uninsured residents of East Harlem. Our medical students work under the supervision of a faculty member from the General Internal Medicine Division of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Volunteering at EHHOP allows our medical students to combine practical experience in patient care with community service, giving them a reminder of the reasons they came to medical school in the first place.
Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE)
Unlike many medical schools, we build in patient care opportunities from the very start. The LCE allows pairs of student to begin caring for chronically ill patients within weeks of starting medical school. Our students continue their close provider-patient relationships into the beginning of the third year.
A 13-week integrated clerkship, the Interclerkship Ambulatory Care Track (InterACT) gives select third-year medical students a longitudinal clinical experience grounded in the foundations of ambulatory medicine and chronic illness care. It allows our student to experience the social, economic, and cultural factors that impact chronic illness care in an urban setting.
Morchand Center for Clinical Competence
By hiring trained actors to simulate the signs and symptoms of an illness – and to provide feedback to the medical student learners who provide their care – the Morchand Center emphasizes the importance of thoughtful and sensitive patient care. The Morchand Center, one of the nation’s first such training centers, is dedicated to training today's medical students to become tomorrow's compassionate physicians.
Arnhold Institute for Global Health
The institute trains medical students and residents to address the health needs of the world’s most vulnerable populations. It has programs in the Dominican Republic, Mozambique, Syria, India, and Japan, as well as New York City and other locations in the United States.
Varied Clinical Training Sites
Our students benefit from training at a wide range of clinical settings located throughout Manhattan and across the tri-state area. Having the opportunity to spend time at an urban city hospital with tremendous ethnic and language diversity, a large Veterans Affairs Medical Center, or a recognized hospital leader in community-based health care enables our students to learn about quality health care at every level. These sites include:
- The Brooklyn Hospital Center
- Elmhurst Hospital Center
- Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
- Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
- James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Jewish Home Lifecare, Manhattan
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Mount Sinai Roosevelt
- Mount Sinai St. Luke's
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary at Mount Sinai
- New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
- Queens Hospital Center