MD Program

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is a top-tier, highly selective medical school. We attract leading applicants from around the world, and carefully select those who not only have the strongest academic credentials, but who are committed to science in service to society.

Our goal is to train outstanding professionals who are prepared to enter the medical field as informed leaders and health care advocates, able to advance science and clinical care, and capable of promoting change.

We offer a variety of pathways for admission to the School.


We participate in the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges. You should file your traditional AMCAS application no later than October 15 of the year preceding the one for which you wish to be admitted. We will require additional information from all applicants. If you are submitting an AMCAS application, we will contact you by email and direct you to a website where you can complete our online supplemental application.

You may submit a supplemental application from July 1 through November 15. ISMMS has a rolling admissions process. The earliest date of notification of acceptance is generally November 15. If you are admitted to the School, you must respond within two weeks after receipt of notification.

Early Assurance

The Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program is the early assurance program at ISMMS. It offers early assurance of acceptance to college sophomores from any major, exempting you from most of the traditional pre-med science requirements and from taking the MCAT. If you are interested in the FlexMed Program, you must apply during your sophomore year of college. FlexMed applications are not submitted through AMCAS.

Academic Partnerships

ISMMS has partnered with McKinsey & Company and Deloitte Consulting to create two new academic partnership pathways for admissions to medical school, with special opportunities for ISMMS medical students who are interested in partnering with McKinsey and Deloitte analysts.

Dual Degrees for MDs

Applicants may choose to apply to one of our many dual degree programs to pursue a master's degree or PhD with your medical doctorate. (Those who have already earned an MD degree, may also apply to the MPH, MD/PhD, and MD/MSCR programs through the graduate school).

Important Dates for Traditional Entry

  • AMCAS primary application deadline: October 15
  • MD supplemental application deadline: November 15

Transfer Students

The Icahn School of Medicine currently does not accept transfer students who have matriculated at another medical school.