Professionalism encompasses a broad set of aptitudes, attitudes, and behaviors. Being a professional can mean many things, including internalizing a set of shared values, behaving according to standards of medical practice or scientific investigation, and being accountable for one’s actions. Students have a responsibility to act at all times in accordance with the highest standards of integrity. The same standards of behavior are expected in the classroom, laboratory, clinic, hospital, or elsewhere on campus, including housing, or whenever you are seen as representing the School. As a student, we expect you to adhere to the same professional codes of behavior as physicians and scientists.
ISMMS Student Code of Conduct
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is dedicated to providing its students, residents, faculty, staff, and patients with an environment of respect, dignity, and support. Please review the Student Mistreatment Guideline in the Institutional Guidelines Section of this Handbook.
Office of Student Ombudsperson
The Office of Student Ombudsperson is available to any medical student to give counsel and feedback around academic, career, or personal concerns. They are also available to discuss informally any situation you may have encountered around harassment, discrimination or other unfair treatment, interpersonal disputes in need of a neutral third party, uncertainty about or unfair application of a policy, or knowledge of misconduct. This office is a confidential resource for students except in cases where legal action is needed (e.g., unlawful discrimination or harassment, assault/harm to student or patients). We serve as your advocate in situations where you may need to file a formal report with the Grievance Committee or the police.
There are two Medical Student Ombudspersons: