The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) was the first medical school in the country to create a progressive admissions approach for undergraduate college sophomores. The Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program at ISMMS, offers early assurance to college sophomores from any academic area of study including the humanities and social sciences, computational sciences and engineering, and biomedical sciences.
Students can apply in the winter of their sophomore year of undergraduate school and are notified of a decision by the summer of that year. This program does not accelerate the timeline to medical school but rather, provides students who are passionate about a career in medicine with lots of initiative to ‘flex’ their intellectual, creative, humanistic, and science muscles during college, unencumbered by traditional pre-med requirements and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).
FlexMed Application Timeline
The following are key dates and deadlines that will be helpful to reference as you prepare your application:
|Month||FlexMed Admissions Cycle|
|August||FlexMed application opens|
|January 15||FlexMed application is due|
|January through April||FlexMed application screening|
|March and April||Invitations to interview are sent|
|March through May||FlexMed interviews|
|July||FlexMed decisions released|
|August||Acceptance confirmations due|