Fact and Figures Updates for 2022-2023

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

  • 525 medical students
  • 98 MD/PhD students
  • 264 PhD students
  • 382 master’s degree students
  • 535 postdoctoral fellows
  • Over 2,600 residents and fellows

Since it opened in 1968, the School, has become a world-class leader in medical education, research, and patient care. 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 led the school since 2007.

  • The School is made up of 44 multidisciplinary research, educational, and clinical Institutes and 35 academic Departments
  • Annual budget for 2021: $3.2 billion
  • More than 7,000 full-time, part-time, and voluntary faculty
  • 6,072 people employed full-time by the School (excluding faculty)

For the 2022-2023 academic year:

  • 1,253 students enrolled in MD, PhD, MD/PhD, and master’s degree programs
    • 525 medical students
    • 95 MD/PhD students
    • 300 PhD students
    • 362 master's degree students

  • More than 2,600 residents and fellows

  • 540 postdoctoral candidates received progressive training

  • Students graduating with dual degrees
    • 17 dual MD/PhD graduates
    • 2 dual MD/MPH graduates
    • 6 dual MD/MSCR graduates

  • A diverse pool of students

    • Medical Students:
      • Women: 48.6 percent
      • Underrepresented: 21.3 percent
      • Age range: 20 to 49

    • Graduate Students
      • Women: 65.9 percent
      • Underrepresented: 21.8 percent
      • Age range: 20 to 64

For the 2022-2023 academic year:

  • 10,117 applications received
    • 7,998 MD (including Early Assurance) and MD/PhD applications
    • 2,119 graduate program applications (certificate, master’s and doctoral)

  • More than 1,271 interviews conducted
    • 938 MD and MD/PhD interviews
    • 333 graduate interviews (253 PhD, 80 MGC)

  • Most popular undergraduate majors for accepted students
    • For MD and MD/PhD students : Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience
    • For graduate students : Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience

  • Average age of entering medical students: 23

  • Average age of entering graduate students: 26

  • GPA for matriculated MD and MD/PhD candidates
    • Matriculated median UGPA
      • 3.84 for MD students (including Early Assurance)
      • 3.89 for MD/PhD students (including Early Assurance)


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

  • $462.6 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding awarded to our researchers in 2023
    • 14th among U.S. medical schools for NIH funding
  • Over 600 research labs across the Mount Sinai Health System

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