Institutional Partnership Admissions Process

The medical education program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai welcomes prospective students from diverse and innovative experiences to explore how they can be contributors in the classroom and the health care field. We are able to recruit candidates from niche fields and offer our students alternative pathways to gain real-world experience to use their skills and leverage a career outside of a hospital setting.

This unique pathway allows talented individuals who are interested in earning a medical degree to apply for admission to the School unencumbered by traditional pre-med requirements and the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT):

Our Institutional Partnership with the Military allows enlisted men and women, as well as officers, provisional acceptance to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) unencumbered by the traditional science requirements and MCAT. To be considered for admission, applicants must be on full-time active duty within any branch of service and hold a baccalaureate degree recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Candidates admitted into the Program are offered provisional acceptance to ISMMS and then may defer their acceptance to continue their military service and meet all necessary requirements.

Institutional Partnership Application Timeline

Month Activity
August Applications are open
November 15 Applications are due
November through January Applications reviewed
January Invitations to interview are sent (rolling basis)
February Interviews are scheduled
March Notifications are sent
May Acceptance confirmations due
Please note that students may only apply via the Institutional Partnership a maximum of two times. A reapplication should demonstrate self-reflection, growth and added accomplishments in the form of premedical coursework, clinical experience, advocacy, and scholarly endeavors.