Medical Student Research Day

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) hosts the annual Medical Student Research Day to showcase and share new knowledge contributed by students through their investigative studies.

In light of the world pandemic, for the first time in its history, the 2020 Medical Student Research Day, which was scheduled for Thursday, March 19, was canceled. Despite this, the Icahn School of Medicine celebrates the accomplishments, curiosity, and rigorous research of the medical student body.

The 2020 Medical Student Research Day is now in its 25th year since being founded by former Medical Student Research Office Director, Karen Zier, PhD, Professor Emeritus. In 2018, Medical Student Research Day was renamed in Dr. Zier’s honor, at the start of her retirement, and has since been led by the current MSRO Director, Mary Rojas, PhD.

Medical Student Research Day typically culminates with four presentations in the Leo C. Stern Auditorium. This year’s scheduled presenters were fourth-year medical student, Dan Leisman; and second-year medical students Biobele Braide, Nickolas Dreher, and Erica Glaser whose research findings ranged on subjects from linguistic markers of psychological resilience to uncovering the correlations of call center training and family planning services.

Congratulations to all of the 2020 Medical Student Research Day participants!

The 2020 Medical Student Research Day Abstract Book is available for download and featured below.

The Icahn School of Medicine invites all medical students to present their research. Students who receive Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai funding for a summer research project commit to presenting for Research Day. Only research conducted during medical school is eligible to present at Research Day.  Students can conduct their work at ISMMS or at another institution.

The Research Day Advisory Committee reviews all submitted abstracts and selects projects for oral presentations. Among the strongest abstracts, the Committee looks for a range of research methods and topics to showcase.