Distinction in Global Health

The Distinction in Global Health (DIGH) recognizes graduating MD students who have shown significant dedication to global health during their time at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) through scholarly work, education, leadership, and/or service.

Every year, a committee of faculty and administrators dedicated to global health evaluates the applications. All applications are reviewed by the committee for consensus on awarding DIGH. Decisions are made based solely on the quality and sufficiency of the information in the application. No external opinions beyond the application are incorporated into the decision process.

Graduating medical students in good academic standing are eligible to apply for the Distinction in Global Health during their last spring semester at ISMMS. For current ISMMS students, more information about the Distinction in Global Health can be found on the Global Health Blackboard page.

Congratulations to the 2019 Distinction in Global Health award recipients:

  • Caroline Beyer
  • Leela Chockalingam
  • Rui (Rae) Dong
  • Alisse Hannaford
  • Farrah Khan
  • Anirudh Kumar
  • Hazel Lever
  • Joe-Ann Moser