Student Handbook

All medical students in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are subject to the policies/procedures as outlined in the medical student handbook from matriculation through graduation.  When changes occur, students are subject to the updated policies and procedures.  ISMMS reserves the right to change policies and procedures at any time and without prior notice.  Errors or omissions in published documents may be corrected at any time. The handbook is not a contract. 

For questions about policies and procedures, please reach out to the appropriate dean or director. 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to nurture a visionary community of students, staff, faculty, and leaders who are committed to advancing exceptional clinical care and science that is free of racism and oppression in all its forms.

Statement of Accreditation

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-662-5606. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which is sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA). Questions regarding the verification of accreditation status can we directed to the LCME Secretariats. Its teaching hospitals are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

All educational programs of the School of Medicine and its affiliated institutions have been approved by the governmental, academic, and professional bodies having responsibility in the respective areas. These include the Board of Regents of the State of New York, the State Education Department, the Board of Higher Education of the City of New York, Council on Education for Public Health, American Board of Genetic Counseling, and medical specialty boards and professional societies.