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Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University

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Introduction

Mount Sinai School of Medicine is a privately endowed, nondenominational institution. Developed from the 150-year tradition of patient care, professional education, and research of the Mount Sinai Hospital, it enrolled its first students in 1968, and is now officially affiliated with New York University.

Academics

4-year semimodern. First and second years: Studentpatientinteractionsbegininthefirstmonthofschoolwith introduction to clinical medicine, and continue throughout. In addition to 3 introductory courses – student well-being, introduction to emergency medicine, and ethics – the first year focuses on an integrated approach to the study of molecules and cells, structure and function, and pathogenesis and host defense mechanisms. A case-based sequence is used to provide clinical relevance for the basic science that is being learned. Case-based integration and intro to clinical medicine continue during the second year, along with a focus on epidemology and biostatistics.Theseareaccompaniedbyayear-longstudy ofmechanismsofdiseaseandpharmacology.Thirdyear: Clinical rotations include new and innovative clerkships that combine the disciplines of medicine and geriatrics, and pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology. An integrated seminar series spans the year. Fourth year: Provides the student an increasing degree of patient care responsibility, and allows for extended electives. An emergency medicine rotation and a subinternship in medicine and pediatricsarerequired.Aclinicaltranslationalfellowship combines the clinical practice of medicine with the relevant basic science. The year-end post-match integrated selective focuses on mastering the skills that are necessary to ensure a productive and educational internship experience.

Unique Programs

Minority Admissions: Strongly motivated students from minority backgrounds are encouraged to apply.A pre-entrance summer enrichment program is available for accepted students. Other degree programs: The school also offers a Medical ScientistTraining Program for those interested in obtaining an MD/PhD, and a Master of Science Degree in Community Medicine (MD-MSCM).

Admissions

A minimum of 3 years of college and the MCATs are required. Most students have earned the bachelor’s degree. Students are required to complete the basic premedical science courses and 1 year of English. Non-science majors who meet all of the admissions criteria are considered on an equal basis. Selection is based on scholastic achievement, integrity, maturity, motivation, and creativity. Transfer and advanced standing: Transfer students are not accepted.

Students

Courses are graded Pass/Fail during the first 2 years, Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail in the last 2. Passing Step 1 and 2 of the USMLE is required. The medical campus’s 22 buildings include a hospital, research and service laboratories, teaching facilities, the Postgraduate School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Biological Sciences. The Mount Sinai Hospital, a 1200-bed facility, constitutes the basic resourceforclinicaleducation.Additionalclinicaltraining sites extend throughout NewYork City, New Jersey, Westchester County, and Long Island. They include municipal hospitals, aVeteran’sAffairs Medical Center, and private community hospitals, as well as private practitioners’ offices. Library: The Levy Library occupies one and a half floors of the Annenberg Building. Housing: Housing is provided for single students in an on-campus residence hall. Housing is available for married couples and families in other Mount Sinai-owned buildings in the neighborhood.


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