Advising and Counseling
When students enter the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, they are assigned a faculty advisor, who provides academic, personal, and career guidance from orientation through graduation. The advisors are available to offer support, information, and referrals to department-specific mentors, as well as guide students through the career planning process. There are six advisors, and each advisor meets with their students as a group as part of our InFocus curricula, as well as individually. The advisors guide fourth-year students through the residency application process. Advisors are available to students on a regular basis for academic issues, course and clerkship scheduling, career planning, personal advising, and to connect them with specific resources. Students are able to sign up for appointments with their advisors through our online scheduling system.
Students have opportunities to develop close relationships with many other members of the faculty in addition to their faculty advisors. The School has also implemented strong support services for academic remediation, counseling, student health, and student mental health. Student Affairs supports the Student Wellness Committee which focuses on raising awareness and providing programming about self-care in medical school to students.
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