The Icahn School of Medicine’s MD Program prepares students to be skilled physicians, in accordance with the standards outlined by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) the U.S. accrediting agency for medical schools. In order to reach these standards, we engage in a rigorous and thorough admissions process.
The technical standards outlined below are requirements for admission, retention, promotion, and graduation from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai MD Program. Clearly defined technical standards are a requirement for the accreditation of U.S. Medical Schools by the LCME.
Students are accepted to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai without regard to disability. The School expects that all students satisfactorily complete all parts of the curriculum within an appropriate timeframe to graduate (see student handbook). In addition to meeting academic standards, medical students must possess certain minimum physical and cognitive abilities and skills as outlined below, and demonstrate sufficient mental and emotional stability to ensure that the student is able to complete the entire course of study and participate fully in all aspects of medical training. Candidates for the medical degree must be able to perform in a reasonably independent manner with or without an accommodation.