Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai/McKinsey & Company Partnership

At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) our goal is to create a learning and teaching environment that attracts the widest possible diversity of the greatest possible talent to the field of medicine. We have a proven record of developing novel pathways to medical education. Our collaboration with McKinsey & Company allows us to recruit candidates to medical school who will be given the opportunity to acquire, or have already acquired, an impeccable credential in the business, finance, leadership, and teamwork skills required of health care leaders.

Students accepted through these innovative admissions pathways will receive a first-class medical education combined with a comprehensive apprenticeship in the business of healthcare.

Co-Recruitment Pathway

Applicants who are accepted to ISMMS and also accepted for employment at McKinsey & Company may enter a program in which they will begin medical school and defer their start at McKinsey until after their third year of medical school. At that time they will take a scholarly leave of absence and begin a paid two-year health care consulting fellowship at the firm, after which they will return to ISMMS to complete their final year of medical school. Students also have the option of starting with two years as a business analyst at McKinsey and deferring their matriculation at ISMMS.

After completing the ISMMS/McKinsey track, students who have performed well will have the option of applying to join the firm full-time or continuing on to residency training.

Applicants to this dual training program will apply concurrently and separately to ISMMS and McKinsey according to each institution's application deadlines. For information on McKinsey's application process please visit their career site.

Business Analyst Pathway

Undergraduates who have completed two years at McKinsey and who have an outstanding academic record will have the opportunity to apply to ISMMS without the traditional science qualifications or sitting the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The initiative builds on the success of our FlexMed program, which encourages talented undergraduates from any discipline to study at ISMMS.

Business Analysts at McKinsey interested in applying to ISMMS will receive specific information from McKinsey on the application process.

MD/Management Consulting program ('Scholarly Year')

About 1/3 of third-year medical students at ISMMS choose to take a scholarly leave of absence to pursue other academic interests before completing their medical studies. Now third-year ISMMS students will have the opportunity to apply to McKinsey's two-year paid Fellowship in Health Care Consulting before returning for their fourth and final year of medical school. MD Fellows will serve on client project teams alongside traditional consultants, gaining broad exposure to health care businesses and business problems, and will be offered extensive professional development opportunities.

After completing the two years as an analyst and the fourth year of medical school, students who do well at McKinsey will have the option of applying to join the firm full-time or continuing on to residency training.

Current ISMMS students interested in pursuing a fellowship at McKinsey can obtain information on the application process from ISMMS's Medical Student Research Office.

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