Facts and Figures

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is a global leader that boasts an acclaimed faculty and is top-ranked by leading organizations in research funding, innovations, and diversity. At ISMMS we train the physicians and scientists of tomorrow while we conduct breakthrough research and provide multidisciplinary clinical care. This is not an ordinary education; this is an extraordinary life experience.

Quick Facts

Academic Community

  • 537 medical students
  • 95 MD/PhD students
  • 293 PhD students
  • 343 master's degree students
  • 582 Postdoctoral Fellows

NIH Funding

  • $348.5 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding awarded to our researchers in 2018
  • 12th among U.S. medical schools for NIH funding
  • 4th in research dollars per principal investigator among U.S. medical schools by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

*As of 2019

Since it opened in 1968, the School, led by Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System, has become a world-class leader in medical education, research, and patient care.

  • Named #1 among “Top 12 Hospitals and Health Systems” by DiversityInc. in 2018
  • The School is made up of 39 multidisciplinary research, educational, and clinical Institutes and 34 academic Departments
  • Annual budget: $2.9 billion
  • Named 4th among “World’s Most Innovative Companies in Data Science” by Fast Company magazine in 2016
  • More than 6,500 full-time, part-time, and voluntary faculty
  • 5,640 people employed full-time by the School (excluding faculty)

For the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • 1,214 students enrolled in MD, PhD, MD/PhD, and master’s degree programs
    • 557 medical students
    • 95 MD/PhD students
    • 293 PhD students
    • 343 master's degree students
  • More than 2,000 residents and fellows
  • 582 postdoctoral candidates received progressive training
  • Students graduating with dual degrees
    • 12 dual MD/PhD graduates
    • 8 dual MD/MPH graduates
    • 3 dual MD/MSCR graduates
  • A diverse pool of students
    • MD Students:
      • Women: 50.8 percent
      • Underrepresented minorities: 19.7 percent
      • Age range: 21 to 39
    • Graduate Students
      • Women: 63 percent
      • Underrepresented minorities: 23.1 percent
      • Age range: 19 to 61

For the 2018-2019 academic year:

  • 6,716 applications received
    • 5,268 MD (including FlexMed) and MD/PhD applications
    • 1,448 graduate program applications
  • More than 1,100 interviews conducted
    • 934 MD and MD/PhD interviews                                
    • 235 graduate interviews
  • 1,046 applications accepted
    • 410 MD and MD/PhD students
    • 636 graduate students
  • Most popular undergraduate majors for accepted students 
    • For MD and MD/PhD students : Biology, Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, and Biomedical Engineering
    • For graduate students : Biology, Medicine, Psychology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Neuroscience
  • Average age of entering medical students: 23
  • Average age of entering grad students: 27
  • GPA and MCAT scores for admitted MD and MD/PhD candidates   
    • Matriculated median UGPA
      • 3.84 for MD students
      • 3.83 for  MD/PhD students
    • Matriculated median MCAT 
      • 517 for MD students
      • 515 for  MD/PhD students 
  • GPA and GRE scores for admitted grad students 
    • Matriculated median UGPA: 3.5
    • Matriculated median GRE Verb: 157
    • Matriculated median GRE Quant: 157
    • Matriculated median Writing: 4

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER BREAKTHROUGH

Our investigators conduct groundbreaking research with funding support that moves discoveries from the bench to the bedside and from the lab to the marketplace.

  • $348.5 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding awarded to our researchers in 2018
    • 12th among U.S. medical schools for NIH funding
    • 4th in research dollars per principal investigator among U.S. medical schools by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Patients have access to care by physicians with expertise across a wide range of specialties in The Mount Sinai Health System’s network throughout the five boroughs and Long Island.

  • More than 2,000 physicians saw patients through our Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice, a multi-specialty group practice across approximately 50 practice locations
  • 125 specialties within 29 clinical departments
  • Approximately 3.5 million annual physician visits to Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice

History of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Innovation