Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE)

At the Center for Excellence in Youth Education (CEYE), we help more than 200 students each year from grade seven through college prepare for careers in science and health care. As a unit of Mount Sinai Health System's Office for Diversity and Inclusion, CEYE operates a range of school-year and summer programs geared to youth belonging to groups that are underrepresented in medicine.

The following programs are conducted via exclusive partnerships with surrounding schools and departments. Eligible students must attend a partner school in order to participate. A full list of our partners along with their corresponding program can be found here:

  • Day-with-a-Scientist Series
    • Geared toward seventh and eighth graders, this full-day immersion series orients students to a different major organ each session.
  • Biotechnology and Medical Research
    • This is a two-year program for juniors and seniors attending the High School for Math, Science, and Engineering, offering lab skill preparation in the field of biotechnology in year 1 and clinical and laboratory internship in year 2.
  • The Lloyd Sherman Scholars Program
    • Geared toward high school-aged boys belonging to groups that are underrepresented in medicine, this research preparation program offers classroom and laboratory training in DNA and technology.
  • DR. MMEN: Doctors Reaching Minority Males Exploring Neuroscience
    • Founded and led by Mount Sinai Neurosurgery Resident Alumnus, Ian T. McNeill, MD, MS, Class of 2020, DR. MMEN is a summer mentorship and immersion program for Black and Latino young men in high school who are interested in studying the neurosciences in college.

The following programs are open to any eligible NYC public or charter high school student. Please note, due to COVID-19 these programs are being offered in a virtual setting:

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
    • This online course is designed to teach high school students the basic concepts of cellular and molecular biology, genomic science, and computerprogramming.
  • Medical and Scientific Exploration Program
    • This online course is designed to guide students through different laboratories or clinical departments within the Mount Sinai Health System through the real-world application of scientific concepts.

The following program is open to eligible college students with permanent residency in New York or New Jersey:

Be sure to view other Mount Sinai sponsored programs for students and come to our 2019 Brain Fair taking place on March 12th. 

The Center for Excellence in Youth Education and its activities are supported, in whole or in part, by a grant from the Pinkerton Foundation, the New York State Education Department, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Scholarship Opportunities are provided through generous contributions from Serve and Rally (in honor of Dr. Lloyd R. Sherman) and the family of Roy N. Barnett.