Key Roles and Programs

CMCA provides cultural, educational, and social programs, events, resources, and support for current and prospective students, faculty, and staff in ISMMS. Our staff is committed to upholding Mount Sinai's goal of becoming an anti-racist healthcare and learning institution. Some of our key roles and programs are:

  • Strong, multi-faceted partnerships with local community organizations that allow integration of community-oriented care, research, and service learning. 
  • Teaching and instructional opportunities to educationally and economically disadvantaged youth through ODI’s Center for Excellence in Youth Education.
  • Student Academic and Career Advisement, which supplement the existing faculty advisement program.
  • Faculty advising for nearly all student groups involved in youth education, community engagement, service learning and advocacy, as well as affinity groups.
  • Research support and mentorship in collaboration with various research centers and institutes in the areas of community engaged scholarship and health disparities.
  • Access to faculty mentors for research and career advice.
  • Educational resources on the intersection of race, racism, bias, culture, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity, spirituality, and medicine and health in medical education.
  • Student cubicle for students to check email and do limited printing and faxing.
  • Resources and advice to students interested in service learning, community-engagement, policy and advocacy, and public and urban health issues.
  • Coaching, advice, and mentoring for individuals interested in applying to ISMMS’s MD, PhD, and other academic programs.