Mount Sinai School of Medicine (ISMMS), originally Mount Sinai School of Medicine, is a medical school in New York City, New York. Mount Sinai Hospital established it in 1963. ISMMS and Mount Sinai Hospital are located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, near to Central Park, and were designed by I. M. Pei.
The school's primary campus is located at 1-100 15th Street, in Greenwich Village. It also has clinical campuses in Brooklyn, Queens, and Palm Beach County, Florida.
Mount Sinai is the only medical school that provides training for doctors in both general and specialty medicine. The school offers full-time programs leading to the MD degree as well as part-time graduate programs for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree.
Students at Mount Sinai can choose to do their clinical training in one of six hospitals including St. Vincent's Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, Cornell University Hospital, Rush Presbyterian Medical Center, or North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System.
After finishing their residency, students from Mount Sinai can go on to complete a fellowship in any of its eight departments including Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, and Neurology.
Mount Sinai's faculty includes more than 800 physicians who are members of one of 16 basic science or clinical departments.
According to the latest 2018-19 U.S. News & World Report "Best Medical Schools" rankings, ISMMS is once again listed among the top 20 medical schools in the United States for research. Mount Sinai was ranked first. The NYU School of Medicine was ranked second and Stanford University School of Medicine was ranked third.
Mount Sinai's Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is considered one of the best departments of its kind in the country. It is headed by Peter H. Rubin, MD, who has been named to the American Academy of Otolaryngologists' "Most Influential Doctors in Head and Neck Surgery."
The school is home to many other renowned departments including: Department of Neurology (first ranked neurology department in New York City), Department of Psychiatry (second largest psychiatry department in North America), Department of Radiation Oncology (fourth largest cancer treatment center in the nation).
In addition, Mount Sinai is the only medical school in the United States with five Nobel Prize winners as faculty members: Saul Perlmutter, Thomas Sudhof, Eric Kandel, James Rothman and Joseph Nevins.
The school's clinical training programs are regarded as some of the best in the country.
Qualified students enrolled at overseas medical schools (non-LCME-accredited institutions) are welcome to study electives at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the Mount Sinai Health System. Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Mount Sinai Children's Hospital are among the facilities that are taking part. Students are required to complete a minimum of 3 months clinical practice at the end of their course.
In addition, students from certain countries may be eligible for special visas called "MOUs" (Medical Opportunity Visas). The number of these visas has increased in recent years due to a decrease in availability of H-1B visas for skilled workers. Under the new system introduced by the Department of State in October 2009, all applicants who are able to prove that there is a shortage of physicians in the United States will be considered for these visas. Physicians who receive one of these visas can work in the United States for up to five years.
Mount Sinai is one of only a few hospitals that can provide this experience to students from overseas. However, because the hospital does not have its own medical school, it cannot grant degrees or diplomas. Rather, it provides an opportunity for students to gain clinical experience by working with American doctors under the close supervision of faculty members.
Students are expected to participate in all aspects of patient care including but not limited to attending staff meetings, writing progress notes, performing procedures as directed by qualified clinicians, and other duties as assigned.
Mount Sinai's degrees were conferred by the City University of New York. I. M. Pei developed the ISMMS architecture. Mount Sinai switched from City University to New York University in 1999, but did not consolidate its activities with the New York University School of Medicine. It continues to operate as an independent institution within the private university.
New York University has 9 undergraduate schools and 7 graduate schools. A student can choose to attend one of the NYU campuses or participate in online courses. Some programs are available in both campus and online formats.
In addition to its main campus in Manhattan, New York University has locations in Brooklyn, Queens, Durham, The Bronx, and Staten Island. Many students live on campus in dorms called "houses".
Campus life at NYU involves participation in various activities such as sports, clubs, and organizations. There are also many events held throughout the year featuring performers who visit campus.
Students have access to health services on campus through the Barbara J. Rabb Health Center at NYU Langone Medical Center. Physicians are located across from the medical center in downtown Manhattan. Emergency care is available on site at the center. Services include physical examinations, testing, and treatment for illnesses and injuries.
Non-emergency medical issues can be handled through the Student Health Service, which is available around the clock at all NYU campuses and in downtown Manhattan.
Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine is a global leader in medical and scientific education, biological research, and patient care. Our relentless pursuit of intellectual interchange, ground-breaking research, and diverse collaboration drives us ahead in biomedical discoveries and breakthroughs. We are also at the forefront of providing excellence in patient care.
Our faculty members are leaders in their fields, with members of the school's medical staff listed among the most respected physicians in America. Mount Sinai's comprehensive network of hospitals, clinics, labs, and community health centers serves as the foundation of an integrated healthcare system that extends to patients in New York City, throughout the United States, and around the world.
At Mount Sinai, we believe in the transformative power of medicine and seek to make a difference in our patients' lives by engaging them in their care and creating innovative solutions to improve diagnosis and treatment. We're driven by our commitment to help people live longer, healthier, more productive lives. We work hard to achieve this goal because we know it's possible to change one person's life for the better.
It rises four positions to number 18 on the list and excels in NIH-funded research. Mount Sinai's clinical practice improves health worldwide through collaborations with leading hospitals and academic institutions.
Mount Sinai's New York City campus is one of only two National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in New York State. It has more than 150 researchers engaged in genetic, molecular, cellular, immunological, epidemiological, and clinical studies at the forefront of cancer science. ISI-ranked first in scientific output by medical students it teaches.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine is an internationally recognized leader in large-scale educational reform and a center for biomedical research. With locations in Manhattan and Queens, New York City, and Los Angeles, California, the School provides access to world-class care delivery systems, comprehensive support services, and cutting-edge education for more than 9,000 students annually.
The mission of the School is to provide excellence in patient care, education, and research that promotes the overall health of the community.