Institute for Medical Education

Distinction in Medical Education

Distinction in Medical Education (DIME) recognizes graduating students who have taken leadership roles in medical education and have developed and implemented a scholarly project in medical education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

Apply for DIME 

DIME requires a strong, scholarly project plus significant activities in at least two of the remaining domains:

  • Education Research and Scholarship (required scholarly project)
  • Teaching and Tutoring
  • Innovative Curriculum Design and/or Assessment
  • Advising/Mentoring
  • Education Administration and Leadership

DIME applications must also include a letter from the student’s mentor supporting the application and endorsing the submitted scholarly product as well as a confirmation of good academic standing from Student Affairs.

Students receiving a Distinction in Medical Education will be notified in March and recognized with a plaque at the Achievement Ceremony. If you have any questions about applying for DIME, send an e-mail to The application and application guide can be downloaded from the Related Resources window below.    

2018 DIME Recipients

Congratulations to the following Class of 2018 students who graduated with Distinction in Medical Education!

  • Mohsin Ali
  • Ann Crawford-Roberts
  • Scott Jelinek
  • Benjamin Laitman
  • John Rhee
  • Stephen Trinidad