A long-term goal of medical research is to improve diagnosis and therapy. For this to be possible it is usually necessary to understand the mechanism underlying disease onset or progression. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is home to investigators involved in cutting-edge research. Many enjoy serving as mentors to medical students and training them to carry out a research project. What is learned in the classroom, or on clinical rotations, must be considered as just a beginning. There is so much not yet understood that any number of opportunities exist to ask "Why?" or "How?"
Medical Student Research Office
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai aims to produce physicians who provide the highest quality medical care to patients and develop intellectually as future physician-scholars and leaders.
The Medical Student Research Office (MSRO) supports students, regardless of research experience. The mission of the Office is to:
- Help develop critical thinking skills, creativity, and intellectual independence
- Teach practical skills in basic clinical research methodology
- Promote awareness of short or long term research programs
- Assist in identifying research mentors and research projects
- Help identify research funding opportunities
Students can participate in research at several points in their training. The majority elect to participate during the summer break between the Year 1 and 2. Student can also take tailor made research electives in Year 3 and 4. About a quarter of the class further choose to obtain a more intensive research experience by taking a Scholarly Year.
For details on potential mentors, funding and project opportunities visit us on Blackboard under the MSRO page at this link, click here or stop by the office. We are located in Annenberg Building, 12th Floor, Room 12-18.