Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

The Mount Sinai Health System, which includes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and eight hospital campuses, is a safe haven where patients, students, and employees are free to receive care, learn, and work without fear of discrimination, harassment or intimidation. 

In light of recent concerns about the status of persons who are undocumented and/or have DACA status, we want to affirm our full support for protecting their right to the best medical care, education, and other opportunities that our country has to offer. In keeping with this commitment:

  • We will neither allow immigration officials on our campuses nor provide them with information about the immigration status of our patients, students, or employees, without appropriate legal process, such as a warrant or subpoena.
  • Our Security Officers will not contact, detain, or question an individual solely on the basis of suspected undocumented immigration status or to discover their immigration status, except as required by law.
  • We will not treat medical or graduate school applications of undocumented students any differently than those of students who are United States citizens or permanent residents.
  • If the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy is terminated or substantially curtailed, we pledge to continue providing financial aid and other support to undocumented students, regardless of their immigration status. 

Mount Sinai policies offer extensive protections against discrimination and harassment based on race, ethnicity, religion, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other basis protected by law. These protections apply to all members of our community. This statement is consistent with the rich tradition of Mount Sinai’s “house of noble deeds,” which was established over 150 years ago to protect and care for our city’s neediest citizens, and continues to do so to this day.

DACA Applicants to the MD Program

DACA students offered admission to the MD program at ISMMS are eligible to apply for need-based institutional financial aid. This aid includes both institutional scholarships and loans.

Applicants must complete both the ISMMS Institutional Financial Aid Application and the CSS Profile by the financial aid deadline.