Security and Safety

The Security Office is located at the main entrance of the Mount Sinai Medical Center (1468 Madison Avenue). We have security guard stations at the entrance to all buildings on campus. In addition, we continuously review our security measures to ensure that we are providing a secure environment for all who use our facilities.

All students, faculty, and employees are required to wear Mount Sinai identification within the complex for safety purposes and we enforce this policy. You must display your ID card when you enter any of our buildings and while you are on the premises. As a student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, your personal security is of paramount importance. For this reason, we will, upon request, provide escorts within the Icahn School of Medicine and to on-campus residences. Call ext. 46068 or 46069 (from on-campus phones), or 212-241-6068 / 212-241-6069, approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to departure.

To keep the campus secure, we need cooperation from everyone associated with our medical school. We request that students dial "60" on any in-house phone in the event of any emergency or if you observe any suspicious activities. If you need our assistance in a non-emergency situation, please dial ext. 46068 or 46069.

We maintain a committee of the Student Council to address housing and security. The committee meets on a regular basis with Security to discuss matters of concern.

Copies of Crime Statistics for the Icahn School of Medicine area are available in the Security Office and the Office of the Enrollment Services, in Annenberg 12-70. In addition, information concerning the regulations and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai crime statistic information is available through the U.S. Department of Education website for campus crime statistics or on the ISMMS website.

The Security department issues ID badges on the MC level at the Annenberg building. You must wear your ID badge when you are on Mount Sinai Health System grounds. We will replace a lost student ID card for $15.00, payable at the Main Cashier. Present your receipt to Security Administration for the replacement card.

To coordinate and expedite our responses to emergency or disaster situations at Mount Sinai, the Medical Center has a messaging system for faculty and students. Our Emergency Alert System can respond to emergencies, connecting students with city-wide, hospital, or student-specific services (e.g. student housing intruder). We require all medical students to sign up for this system when you matriculate because medical students are considered First Responders in the state of New York. This means that students are expected to aid in an emergency. During the online registration process, we expect that you will provide your mobile device as the primary contact. You can also provide a sequence of secondary contacts (e.g., home phone, email, etc.).

It is critical to everyone’s safety – students and patients – that you know what to do in the event of a fire. We offer a session during orientation on fire safety. We use the mnemonic RACE protocol for fire emergencies:

R =          Rescue

A =          Alarm

C =          Confine

E =           Extinguish/evacuate

To use a fire extinguisher, the mnemonic is PASS:

P =          Pull

A =          Aim

S =           Squeeze

S =           Sweep (at the base of the fire)

In case of a fire, the number to call is "4-FIRE" (43473). For other emergencies, dial "60" from an in-house phone. On Blackboard, under Student Services, there is a section on emergency preparedness. This includes the fire bell codes for the 12th and 13th floors of the Annenberg building.

You should also review the fire safety video on the Mount Sinai Intranet

As a student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, your personal security is of paramount importance. For this reason, we will, upon request, provide escorts within the Icahn School of Medicine and to on-campus residences. Call ext. 46068 or 46069 (from on-campus phones), or 212-241-6068 / 212-241-6069, approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to departure.