Our goal at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is to create a learning environment that attracts the widest possible diversity of the greatest talent to the field of medicine. We have a proven record of developing novel pathways to medical education. This collaboration with McKinsey & Company allows us to recruit candidates to medical school who will be given the opportunity to acquire, or have already acquired, an impeccable credential in business, finance, leadership, as well as having demonstrated teamwork skills required of health care leaders. There are three distinct pathways by which to access the benefits of this partnership.
MD/Management Consulting Program
(Scholarly Year for Current ISMMS Medical Students)
About one-third of third-year medical students at ISMMS choose to take a scholarly leave of absence to pursue other academic interests before completing medical studies. Now, as a third-year ISMMS student, you have the opportunity to apply to McKinsey's two-year paid Fellowship in Health Care Consulting before returning for your fourth and final year of medical school. As an MD fellow, you will serve on client project teams alongside traditional consultants, gaining broad exposure to the business challenges and operations of the health care sector. You will have many opportunities to develop and expand your business acumen.
After completing the two years as an analyst and the fourth year of medical school, if you have done well at McKinsey you will have the option of applying to join the firm full-time or continuing on to residency training.
For more information, contact the ISMMS Medical Student Research Office.
Business Analyst Pathway
If you have completed two years at McKinsey and have an outstanding undergraduate academic record, you will have the opportunity to apply to ISMMS without the traditional science qualifications or sitting for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The initiative encourages talented analysts from any academic discipline to apply to the early assurance program at ISMMS.
Please review admission requirements below. If you have additional questions or are interested in applying to ISMMS, please contact the ISMMS Office of Admissions.