About Student Life at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

As demanding as school is, students are usually pleasantly surprised to discover there is ample time for other pursuits. New York City affords extraordinary opportunities for exploring your interests, whatever they may be. Together the Student Council and the Recreation Office work to help students make the most of these opportunities, including obtaining discount tickets to shows, concerts, movies and other events.

Each year SinaiArts stages a theatrical production and an art show at which students display their own artwork, ranging from photography to poetry to ceramics. Students are also active participants in their community, representing their constituencies in student government and advisory committees and arranging for periodic parties, intramural sports events and a host of other events.

Community service is viewed as an integral component of education at Mount Sinai. Through helping to improve the health and education of our neighbors, students have the chance to exercise their developing medical and communication skills. Numerous programs already exist and the Community Service Representatives of the Student Council are available to assist students in developing new programs when needs are identified.

Campus and Neighborhood

Located in one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world, Icahn School of Medicine shares a four-block campus with The Mount Sinai Hospital bordering East Harlem and Yorkville neighborhoods in Manhattan. Adjacent to Central Park, the campus extends from 98th Street to 102nd Street and eastward from Fifth Avenue to Park Avenue. East Harlem, a predominantly low income community, and Yorkville, one of the nation's most affluent communities, broad mix of cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic diversity, which creates unique educational and health service opportunities at Mount Sinai.

Central Park offers picnic, softball and running opportunities (you are welcome to join Mount Sinai's running groups and the famous New York Road Runners Club and the nearby 92nd Street Y hosts many concerts, lectures and poetry readings. Mount Sinai is also just blocks away from the serene Conservatory Garden of Central Park and is situated on Museum Mile, a stretch of Fifth Avenue that encompasses some of New York's most important cultural institutions, beginning with the Museo Del Barrio and including prominent institutions like the the Guggenheim Museum, and The Jewish Museum. The mile ends at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Recreation Office can assist you with obtaining tickets to the museums as well as numerous sporting and cultural events.

Life in New York City

Because New York City can be overwhelming, students at Icahn School of Medicine have compiled the Student Life Guide to help simplify the city and make it easier to navigate. The opinions expressed by the authors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Icahn School of Medicine or any Mount Sinai employees.