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:

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.


SINAInnovations, the School’s biggest symposium, brings together guest speakers and international thought leaders from a cross-section of specialties to explore innovations in biotechnology.

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 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.

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:

  • Academic Grant Resources
  • Academic Grant Writing Support
  • Funding Resources for Your Research Ideas
  • Journal Clubs are offered by most programs, every multidisciplinary training area (MTA), and many individual labs and laboratory groups. These clubs are many, varied and excellent quality, and are required for many programs.
  • Language Skills Training, including medical Spanish and medical Mandarin classes for MD, MD/PHD, and MPH students
  • Social Media for Scientists Workshop, from Levy Library, to help students and postdocs master their online research presence for greater research impact
  • The Sinai Biotech Association
  • Summer Workshop in Biostatistics and SAS Programming for Clinical Research
  • STAT Chat, “walk-in” appointments for quick statistical research review and advice
  • The Bioinformatics Café (Computational Analysis of gene Family Evolution)
  • Weekly and bi-weekly breakfast and lunch meetings organized by various MTAs and labs

Discover the complete list of upcoming events at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai