School Summary

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) was established in 1963 under a charter from the New York State Department of Education. The School was created as an academic partner to The Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH), and together ISMMS and MSH comprised The Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC). In 2013, Mount Sinai combined with Continuum Health Partners to form the Mount Sinai Health System. The Health System encompasses the Icahn School of Medicine and seven hospital campuses in the New York Metropolitan area. Together, the School and the member hospitals serve some of the most diverse and complex patient populations in the world.

Icahn School of Medicine is among the top twenty medical schools in the United States in both NIH funding and in the U.S. News and World Reports survey of America’s Best Graduate Schools. Driven by a culture of innovation and discovery, ISMMS is guided by a $2.25 billion strategic plan that emphasizes translational science. The School’s multidisciplinary research institutes foster collaboration along a continuum that runs from the laboratory to patient care delivery. State-of-the-art laboratories support groundbreaking research, and abundant clinical venues offer superb patient care and training opportunities. The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine opened in December 2012, providing approximately 550,000 square feet of new space in which scientists and physicians can work in close proximity and collaborate to advance Mount Sinai’s efforts to diagnose, treat and prevent human disease.

Currently, over 1,200 students are enrolled in six degree-granting programs: MD; PhD in Biomedical Sciences or Neuroscience; Master of Biomedical Sciences; Master of Public Health; Master of Science in Genetic Counseling; and Master of Science or PhD in Clinical Research. Approximately 50% of students are pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree; 30% are working toward a doctoral (PhD) degree; and 20% are seeking a Master’s (MS) degree. Some students are pursuing dual degrees, primarily a MD/PhD, MD/MSCR or MD/MPH. ISMMS also offers postgraduate research and clinical training opportunities. The School attracts an outstanding and diverse student body to its highly competitive programs and invigorating academic environment.

The Icahn School of Medicine campus stretches from East 98th Street to 102nd Street between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

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Last Update:  June 15, 2016

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