The athletic reps are largely responsible for any and all sport and recreation at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai not falling under the jurisdiction of particular interest groups (running club, YOGA group, etc.) One representative (or two running together) from each medical school class and from the graduate school work together to promote sports activities as well as coordinate the upkeep and maintenance of the The Jane B. Aron Residence Hall gym, including managing cable and magazine subscriptions, purchasing new equipment, and coordinating equipment repairs. These reps will also be in charge of managing the new intramural sports subsidy program that is funded by the Mount Sinai Alumni Association. These reps will help “free agents” find teams in NYC leagues with other Sinai students. Students and alumni will contact the reps to gain access to a listserv/database that will highlight what students are planning to participate in what sports each quarter.
Recently, renovating and improving the Aron Hall gym has taken most of the reps’ time and effort, as alumni have donated a substantial amount of money towards it. The bulk of the gym includes: working with Michelle Sainte, Assistant Dean for Academic Administration, and the purchasing department for ordering new equipment, working with housing staff to install new equipment, and working with the housing office to improve and maintain the gym itself.
The 1st and 2nd year athletic chairs are in charge or organizing the yearly Dean’s Cup, which occurs every spring. The Dean’s Cup is a competition between the med school and the grad school, and involves events such as soccer, football, a 5K run, foosball, a bake-off, trivia, a pipetting challenge, 3v3 basketball, and the Sinai strongest person competition, (among other things). Reps are in charge of finding leaders for each event, publicizing, and overseeing the tournament.