Institutional Partnerships 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. Through academic and institutional partnerships with renowned leaders in many fields, including business and technology, we are able to recruit candidates from niche fields and offer our students alternative pathways to gain real-world industry experience to use their skills and leverage a career outside of a hospital setting.

The following unique pathways allow 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):

McKinsey & Company Business Analyst Pathway

Our academic partnership with McKinsey & Company allows us to recruit candidates to the Icahn School of Medicine who have had the opportunity to acquire an impeccable credential in business, finance, leadership, as well as having demonstrated teamwork skills required of health care leaders. If you have completed two years at McKinsey and have an outstanding undergraduate academic record, you will have the opportunity to apply to Icahn. The initiative encourages talented analysts from any academic discipline to apply. 

Deloitte Consulting Business Analyst Pathway

Through our partnership with Deloitte Consulting, we recruit Deloitte analysts with diverse backgrounds and experiences and provide them access to a wide range of specialized training that will position them to make meaningful contributions to the world’s most pressing health issues. We encourage Deloitte analysts who have successfully completed two or three years at the firm and who have an outstanding academic record to apply to ISMMS.

The U.S. Military

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 Partnerships 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