Distinction in Research
Distinction in Research Guidelines for Medical Students and Mentors
Distinction in Research is a graduation award that recognizes medical students for their outstanding contribution to research.
In order to qualify the student must:
- Be in good academic standing at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
- Have a manuscript accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal:
a. as a first author to journal with an Impact Factor greater than or equal to two (in the year of publication or two years prior to publication) OR
b. as a second author to a journal with Impact Factor greater than or equal to ten (in the year of publication or two years prior to publication).
- Research must have been done while a medical student. Your project mentor must submit a letter attesting to this and endorsing you as a candidate for this award, click here for guidelines.
- Submit the online application, including a copy of the manuscript or a PubMed link to access the manuscript before March 1 of your graduating year.
Case studies, literature reviews and QI projects are not eligible for Distinction in Research.
Students in the MSTP (MD/PhD) program are eligible to apply.