Office for Student Affairs

The mission of the Office for Student Affairs is to promote student success and well-being by providing support, mentorship, and guidance on all aspects of student life throughout medical school and in planning of next career phases.
We do this by offering a range of services.

  • A comprehensive system of advising
  • Support for academic needs
  • Programming pertaining to professional development, career planning, specialty selection, and applying for a residency
  • Connections to school and institutional services and departments

We are committed to several priorities.

  • Advocating for your needs, both individual and collective student body
  • Respecting your individuality and that of every student
  • Listening to concerns and partnering on solutions
  • Being available, accessible, and responsive
  • Being accurate and current with our programming and advising
  • Remaining transparent and fair about our policies and  expectations
  • Protecting confidentiality
  • Fostering a diverse and inclusive environment

Advising and Counseling

Our student advisory services begin during orientation and continue throughout all years of school. We encourage you to communicate with faculty advisors whenever questions or problems arise. The Office for Student Affairs can help facilitate advisors who will meet specific academic needs. Mentors for research projects and community projects offer personal, enthusiastic support. You can develop close relationships with faculty members during your first two years of medical school and the deans are also available to discuss personal or academic issues. In addition, we offer strong support services for academic remediation, counseling, and health.

Career Counseling

Each clinical department has designated a specific individual to give you advice regarding that discipline. Among other things, this individual can facilitate departmental letters of support for residency programs. The department chairs support the residency application process and are available to speak with you for a residency in their discipline. It is important that advisors and advisees develop meaningful relationships based on mutual respect.

We encourage you to meet with clinicians, scientists, and teachers to discuss career opportunities. Career interest groups in family practice, geriatrics, internal medicine, and pediatrics offer students a spectrum of role models to choose from. Our extensive electives program is designed to introduce you to physicians and surgeons practicing within a variety of settings.

Each year, the Office for Student Affairs coordinates a series of Career Night Seminars where department chairs and residency program advisors discuss career opportunities in their fields. As a third-year student, you attend an all-day off-campus retreat in the spring, designed to further explore possible career choices and residency opportunities. In addition, student groups sponsor a residency fair once every year where a variety of residency programs come to share information about their educational curricula.

Other Services

Student Affairs is a central resource of information and partners closely with these campus organizations:

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Student Affairs

Dr. Gliatto is board certified in Internal Medicine, as well as in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and he oversees the Office for Student Affairs. Learn more

Assistant Dean, Curricular and Student Affairs

Ms. Anand oversees the operations of Student Affairs and Curricular Affairs (Clinical and Year 1 and Year 2 Teams). Learn more

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Edwards is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Diversity Initiatives in the Department of Pediatrics. Learn more

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Grossman is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and sees patients at the Faculty Practice. Learn more

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Hurtado is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and is Associate Medical Director of the World Trade Center Mental Health Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Learn more

Director of Professional Development and Faculty Advisor

Dr. Katz is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and directs the Program in Global Mental Health at Mount Sinai. Learn more

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Posada is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Education and serves as Director of the Pediatric/Young Adult HIV Program at Mount Sinai's Jack Martin Fund Clinic, Director of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program, and Co-Director of the Medical Microbiology Course for the Icahn School of Medicine. Learn more

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Shust works as in inpatient infectious diseases consultant and also sees patients in the pediatric HIV clinic. Learn more

Student Affairs Manager

Ms. Arístegui oversees the front line support to students, faculty, and staff in the areas of student support, events, processes, and projects. Learn more

 

Program Coordinator, Student Affairs

Ms. Bryndal coordinates the residency application process for medical students. Learn more