Institute for Medical Education

Message from the Director

Ever since our founding, the Institute for Medical Education (IME) has continued to advance teaching, learning, and scholarship in the education of health professions at the Icahn School of Medicine. The IME has been at the forefront of a national movement to recognize the critical work of educators and scholars in medical education.

Since our inception in 2001, we have supported and advanced the teaching mission of the School of Medicine by promoting innovative medical education: facilitating scholarship and dissemination of best practices and new ideas, creating faculty development offerings in teaching skills and medical education research, and developing advanced membership tracks to guide career advancement of medical educators.

We organize a number of valuable programs and events. Education Research Day highlights the tremendous breadth of education scholarship at the School of Medicine and includes facilitated discussions lead by leaders in medical education. As part of our year-round Medical Education Grand Rounds series, we invite leaders from around the country to share ideas, scholarship and best practices. We broadcast our Grand Rounds live to our partners across the Mount Sinai Health System. We also offer monthly brown bag research lunches where scholars present and receive consultation on their medical education research. Through this mechanism, and by offering individualized and personalized research support, we build our scholars’ depth and expertise, as well as foster our growing medical education research community.

Our peer-reviewed advanced membership tracks allow highly accomplished educators to receive recognition and career advancement, as well as the opportunity to serve as mentors to junior colleagues.

To support the next generation of education scholars and leaders, we award Distinction in Medical Education (DIME) to graduating medical students who demonstrate strong commitment to education through their participation in scholarly projects in education and evidence excellence in teaching, mentoring, and educational leadership.

Our team is committed to being a vital voice for educators across the entire Mount Sinai Health System, and we welcome you to reach out to us with questions and join us for our events.

Reena Karani, MD, MHPE

Director, Institute for Medical Education
Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Curricular Affairs
Professor of Medical Education, Medicine and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai