The Departments, Institutes, Centers, Graduate training areas and programs at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai host a wide variety of learning and career-focused events and activities throughout the year. These special events include:


We celebrate Commencement for MD, PhD and Dual Degrees in May and Commencement for the Masters Programs in June. These events applaud the accomplishments of our graduating students. 

PhD Lab Coat Ceremony

The PhD Lab Coat Ceremony serves as a symbolic introduction into professional training for newly matriculated PhD students in Biomedical Sciences and Neuroscience programs, as well as the Medical Scientist Training Program. During the ceremony, the students will receive their lab coats from distinguished members of the Grad School faculty, and will confirm their commitment to professionalism and excellence as they embark on their research and graduate studies. 

Seminars and Symposia

You can supplement your classroom learning with lectures from experts, explore areas of interest through classes and research, and network with peers and experts from other programs, disciplines, and academic institutions by attending our seminars and symposia.

Basic Sciences and Neuroscience

Our Departments, Centers and Institutes offer a diverse range of seminars and symposia in the basic sciences and neuroscience, including:

Clinical, Translational, Public Health, and Health Leadership

We also offer a range of seminars and symposia in clinical and translational medicine, public health, and health leadership:

Research Days and Retreats

Research Days and Retreats are important parts of your graduate school training. They enable you to showcase your research, practice your presentation skills, receive feedback on your projects, and find out about the research work of faculty and the research interests of your peers.

  • We invite MSTP (MD/PhD) graduate students to submit abstracts and posters and have their work judged by faculty during Medical Research Day in April. MD/PhD students can also showcase their work during the MSTP Retreat in September.
  • Throughout the year, many of our MTAs and Institutes also offer Research Days, often combined with Retreats, such as the Friedman Brain Institute Neuroscience Retreat and the Cancer Biology Annual Retreat. At these events, graduate and dual-degree students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty share their investigatory work with abstracts, posters, and presentations. Many laboratories also host their own retreats.
  • Public Health students present their research and capstone projects at The Public Health Research Day in June.
  • Our Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) has a Research Day and poster session in August. Our Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) scholars enjoy their own Research Day in May.

Journal Clubs, Workshops and Special Interest Student Groups

We provide a multitude of informal forums, educational workshops, special interest groups, and other learning resources to help you hone your skills and/or develop new skills. Some of our many learning resources include: