Electives and Experiences

At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, students have the opportunity to participate in numerous innovative and life-enhancing learning experiences. These opportunities enable you to play a leading role in improving the health care of communities in the United States and around the world.

International students not on VSLO will be able to apply for electives for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Please refer to the webpage that corresponds to your institution to find out more information.

For information on the electives program available to you, please visit the Student Handbook.

Nexus Learning

Nexus Learning encompasses a diverse range of courses aligned with the mission and vision of the Icahn School of Medicine. Nexus courses are geared toward Year 1 and Year 2 medical students and reflect the broad range of interests and talents of our faculty throughout our health system.

Electives (Years 3 and 4)

Electives offered during the third and fourth years of medical school allow you to pursue your interests and explore career-enhancing or personally rewarding clinical, research, and other relevant experiences at Mount Sinai and around the world. Clinical electives can be found in the course catalog. Students can register for tailor-made clinical and/or research electives sponsored by a mentor by submitting the appropriate form. If you are an ISMMS student and are planning to take an Away Elective, please review our safety precautions here

Visiting Medical Student Program

Icahn Mount Sinai welcomes visiting students from LCME-accredited schools and visiting students from schools abroad.