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

  • 584 medical students
  • 95 MD/PhD students
  • 286 PhD students
  • 374 master's degree students
  • 540 Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Funding

  • $413.1 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding awarded to our researchers in 2020
  • 14th among U.S. medical schools for NIH funding
  • Per 2018 AAMC Operations Management Survey, Sinai is in the 99th percentile among US private medical schools in research dollars per investigator.

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 39 multidisciplinary research, educational, and clinical Institutes and 34 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 2020-2021 academic year:

  • 1,339 students enrolled in MD, PhD, MD/PhD, and master’s degree programs
    • 584 medical students
    • 95 MD/PhD students
    • 286 PhD students
    • 374 master's degree students
  • More than 2,000 residents and fellows
  • 569 postdoctoral candidates received progressive training
  • Students graduating with dual degrees
    • 7 dual MD/PhD graduates
    • 3 dual MD/MPH graduates
    • 3 dual MD/MSCR graduates
  • A diverse pool of students
    • MD Students:
      • Women: 50 percent
      • Underrepresented minorities: 17.8 percent
      • Age range: 21 to 40
    • Graduate Students
      • Women: 62.9 percent
      • Underrepresented minorities: 22.4 percent
      • Age range: 20 to 66

For the 2020-2011 academic year:

  • 8,916 applications received
    • 6,699 MD (including FlexMed) and MD/PhD applications
    • 2,217 graduate program applications (certificate, master’s and doctoral)
  • More than 1,100 interviews conducted
    • 948 MD and MD/PhD interviews
    • 271 graduate interviews
  • Most popular undergraduate majors for accepted students 
    • For MD and MD/PhD students : Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience
    • For graduate students : Biology, Biochemistry/Biological Sciences, Neuroscience, Medicine, Psychology
  • Average age of entering medical students: 24
  • Average age of entering grad students: 27
  • GPA for matriculated MD and MD/PhD candidates   
    • 3.82 for MD students
    • 3.88 for MD/PhD students
    • Matriculated median UGPA
  • GPA for matriculated graduate candidates 
    • Matriculated median UGPA: 3.50 for graduate students

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.

  • $413.1 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding awarded to our researchers in 2020
    • 14th among U.S. medical schools for NIH funding

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