Life in NYC

Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic cities in the world, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) shares an eight square block campus with The Mount Sinai Hospital, extending from 98th Street to 102nd Street, and eastward from Fifth Avenue to Park Avenue. 

"No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City." ― Michael Bloomberg

Living and Learning in a Dynamic Community

Diversity abounds for the ISMMS student. Along with the School, the Mount Sinai Health System includes seven hospitals and a network of centers, institutes, and physician practices throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Our hospitals serve every community in New York, from every conceivable demographic, across the entire socio-economic spectrum.

The City at Your Front Door 

Our location in the heart of the city affords you countless ways to spend your free time — everything is just a walk, a subway, or a bus ride away. The city is also an international hub for health care, hi-tech, finance, the arts, and scientific industries.

A glimpse of what NYC has to offer:

  • Central Park: more than 800 acres of athletic fields, lawns and forests, with the recently restored East Meadow facing the school campus and the Reservoir running track.
  • Also in the park, the serene Conservatory Garden is only blocks away, and you can enjoy picnics, ice skating, rollerblading, boating, dining, impromptu and scheduled entertainment, and more.
  • Hopstop is an indispensable app for getting around town. 

ISMMS is slightly removed from the Midtown bustle of commuters and tourists, and yet we are just a 15-minute subway ride from most of the downtown neighborhoods. Our students find it easy to balance studying and relaxation with entertainment and socializing throughout the city.

Other Activities and Nearby Culture 

Culture abounds in the city that never sleeps, from readings and concerts to museums and theater.

Nearby Dining 

New York is the place to be for food lovers.

  • lets you order food for delivery from local restaurants. 
  • Menupages lists restaurants and their menus by neighborhood. 
  • Yelp and Urban Spoon have dining options by neighborhood, along with user reviews and price ranges. 

Other Resources 

There is no shortage of resources at ISMMS, or in the Big Apple. Here are just a few: