Student Government

The Student Council represents the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the Master of Genetic Counseling program, the Master of Public Health program, and the Medical Scientist Training Program. Our aim is to improve all aspects of student life. Student Council meets once a month to discuss ideas and promote new projects. Members also meet with the school administration monthly for updates.

Students elect representatives to the Student Council at the beginning of the academic year. Student Council class representatives form various committees, including the Steering Committee, Financial Management Team, Alumni Association, and Board of Trustees/Student Affairs Committee. The Student Council has a budget that it allocates to student groups for events. Student groups can also receive funding for travel to conferences.

Subcommittee members are elected from each class to work on specific issues. A variety of subcommittees act on issues ranging from the school level to the community level to the national level. There are many ways to be involved in Student Council, and monthly meetings are open to all students. For more information, email

Student Council Committees

Student Council committees consist of:

    • Student Council Steering Committee
    • Subcommittees of the Student Council
      • AAMC/Executive Curriculum Committee
      • Athletic/Recreation Committee
      • Community Service Committee
      • Education Technology/Library Committee
      • Health/Wellness Committee
      • Housing/Security Committee
      • Mistreatment Committee
      • Social Committee
      • Student Lounge Committee

Students serving on these committees have an obligation to keep classmates informed about the committee’s deliberations, as well as to present issues of concern to the appropriate committee. Student representatives are encouraged to hold periodic meetings with other representatives as well as with their class.