Electives and Experiences

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

International medical students not using the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities Program (VSLO) are able to apply for electives. Information is available on the 'Visiting Students from Schools Abroad' webpage.

Nexus Learning

Nexus Learning encompasses a diverse range of non-credit bearing courses aligned with the mission and vision of the Icahn School of Medicine. Nexus Learning is 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. Students are able to review current offerings in the Course Catalog by selecting 'MD NEXUS Experiences' from the Session drop-down menu.

Electives (MD Years 3 and 4)

Electives offered during the third and fourth years of medical school allow students to pursue 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. 

Visiting Medical Student Program

Icahn Mount Sinai welcomes visiting students from LCME-accredited schools and visiting students from schools abroad. Please review these relevant webpage for eligibility requirements and application instructions.