Physicians for Human Rights
Mount Sinai's chapter of Physicians for Human Rights is a student-run group with the dual goals of promoting health and human rights. We aim to empower medical students with the knowledge, skill set, and conviction to become patient activists and advocates in the broadest sense. We host speaker events throughout the school year on a number of topics, screen films as part of an ongoing human rights film series, and run an eight-week Health, Human Rights and Advocacy student elective in the fall. In 2011, eleven students in the class of 2015 became the first cohort in the Human Rights and Social Justice Scholars Program, a year-long scholarly track with four components in addition to the HHRA elective: peer and faculty mentorship, a career panel series, a summer research project, and a service learning component with community-based organizations in East Harlem.