Electives and Experiences

At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, students participate in numerous innovative and life-enhancing learning opportunities. These experiences enable you to play a leading role in improving the health care of communities in the United States and around the world.

For information on the electives and experiences program available to you, please visit the Academic Programs and Requirements section of the Student Handbook.

Nexus Learning (Years 1 and 2)

Nexus Learning comprises a diverse range of courses aligned with the mission and vision of the Icahn School of Medicine. Nexus courses are geared toward Year 1 and 2 medical students and reflect the remarkable interests and talents of our faculty.

Clinical Electives (Years 3 and 4)

Electives offered during the third and fourth years of medical school allow you to be self-directed and to explore career-enhancing, or personally rewarding clinical and research experiences at Mount Sinai and around the world.

International / Global Health Electives and Experiences

The Global Health Training program trains you to tackle the challenges of the world’s neglected and underserved populations around the globe. Fourth-year medical students, who are in good academic standing and have completed their core requirements, are eligible to take these elective courses. Third year medical students may receive permission on a case-by-case basis.

Visiting Medical Student Program

Qualified students currently attending other American (LCME-approved) or International Medical Schools are welcome to take electives at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and within the Mount Sinai Health System.