Diversity

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion throughout our research, clinical, and educational realms among students, faculty, staff, and in the communities we serve. By expanding the definition, scope, nature, and presence of diversity in the science and health professions, we strive to better address patient needs across varied communities. We are proud that we were named to the 2018 DiversityInc “Top 5 Hospitals and Health Systems” list, and received the 2017 and 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.

“Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are key drivers in supporting excellence in health care. Our vision is to embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion in our quest for equity and to make our outstanding academic health system even stronger. We continue to make meaningful strides and demonstrate tangible impact as our efforts in diversity and inclusion advance, positioning us as a national leader in the D&I space.”

    — Gary Butts, MD, Executive Vice President, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System and Dean, Diversity Programs, Policy, and Community Affairs, Icahn Mount Sinai

Diversity in Medical Education

At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, diversity in medical education guides everything we do. We believe in purpose-driven actions that lead to eradicating racism and bias in our school, academia, the health care professions, and beyond. While working in tandem with Mount Sinai’s Roadmap for Action in addressing racism, the Department of Medical Education spearheaded programming like the Anti-Racist Transformation in Medical Education (ART in Med Ed); the Racism and Bias Initiative’s (RBI) change management process; unconscious bias trainings for faculty, students, and staff; and more.

The Department of Medical Education remains committed to dismantling what has shaped the legacy of American medicine for centuries: racism and injustice. Learn more about the School’s diversity programs and resources.

Diversity at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences seeks to redefine “excellence” by promoting a nurturing and supportive environment that allows all members of our community to thrive and to become leaders in the effort to achieve equity in science and medicine.

Diversity in our community will stimulate innovation in research, strengthen our education, inspire collaboration and creativity, and address inequities in the practice of scientific research.

Initiatives such as the Mount Sinai’s Research Symposium for Underrepresented Scholars (SINAI4US) and the PhD Application Assistance and Advisory Program (PAAAP), as well as programs such as the Summer Undergraduate Research Program for Underrepresented Scholars (SURP4US) and the Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP), are designed to support aspiring graduate students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in their pursuit of education and training in biomedical research.

Please visit our website to learn more about our programs that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.