Electives and Experiences

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

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

Nexus Learning comprises 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 2 medical students and reflect the remarkable interests and talents of our faculty and health system.

Electives (Years 3 and 4)

Electives offered during the third and fourth years of medical school allow you to be self-directed and to explore career-enhancing or personally-rewarding clinical, research, and other relevant experiences at Mount Sinai and around the world. If you are an ISMMS student and are planning to take an Away Elective, please review our safety precautions here

Visiting Medical Student Program

Qualified students currently attending other U.S. (LCME-approved) or International Medical Schools are welcome to take electives at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and within the Mount Sinai Health System.

Instructions on searching for electives available to international visiting students can be found here.