Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a national and international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care. Combining the highest standards of scholarly inquiry, collaboration, and social concern with a passion for innovation and entrepreneurial thinking, the School encourages discovery and creativity that will lead to novel insights and advances in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease.
As the sole medical school in the Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai partners with eight hospitals serving one of the largest, most diverse patient populations in the country. The School offers an invigorating academic environment that attracts outstanding students to its highly competitive programs. The MD program is overseen by our Department of Medical Education, while our Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences encompasses the PhD, Master’s and dual degree programs, as well as postdoctoral research training. Our Graduate Medical Education program trains a large cadre of residents and clinical fellows throughout the Mount Sinai Health System, and the robust Continuing Medical Education program facilitates our commitment to lifelong learning.
Ranked 13th nationwide in National Institutes of Health funding, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has a large, renowned faculty of expert researchers, clinicians and educators collaborating in over 60 academic departments and multidisciplinary institutes. Unique academic affiliations with educational, research and clinical entities around the nation and globe foster synergistic collaborations built on complementary expertise and resources.
In 2017 the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai launched a five-year Strategic Plan that capitalizes on the School’s many strengths and defines a trajectory for continued growth and discovery. Emphasizing innovative approaches to education and cutting edge research in areas such as precision medicine, immunotherapy, cancer, cardiology and global health, this Strategic Plan parallels a clinically-oriented plan developed for the Mount Sinai Health System hospitals. Together, the plans reinforce and advance Mount Sinai’s position as a biomedical leader and path setter.
The main campus of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is on Madison Avenue between 98th and 102nd Streets in Manhattan, directly across from Central Park. Social engagement is a high priority for our students, who participate in many outreach programs to improve the health and well-being of our culturally and socioeconomically varied local communities, whether the Upper East Side and East Harlem neighborhoods adjacent to our campus, or those of the Mount Sinai Health System hospitals.
The School’s extensive infrastructure includes state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment, high performance scientific computing, modern classrooms and expansive clinical facilities. Academic Informatics and Technology, with the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library at its core, is the information resources and technology hub for all students, residents, fellows, and faculty.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was incorporated and received a provisional charter from the New York State Board of Regents in l963. The School opened in 1968 as an academic partner to The Mount Sinai Hospital, and the two entities have long enjoyed a close collaborative relationship. The creation of the Mount Sinai Health System in 2013 has vastly expanded the clinical footprint, with learning and teaching opportunities growing accordingly. In this stimulating and dynamic setting, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai embraces and fulfill its multifaceted mission of excellence in education, research, patient care, and service.