The Icahn School of Medicine is integrated into the Mount Sinai Health System, a network of eight New York City hospitals supported by our centers of excellence, research institutes and laboratories, strategic partnerships, faculty and affiliated practices. Based in this active health care nexus, rather than an isolated academic setting, we are the cornerstone for an incredible wide range of varied training and research opportunities. Our students benefit from top-notch academics and real-world experience, pursuing science in service of society. Our faculty is fully accessible, with open lines of communication throughout the School. We embrace the collaborative process, school wide, nationally, and globally. Our structure enables us to be nimble.
The School of Medicine is fully integrated with the workings of the Mount Sinai Health System. Our immersion in East and Central Harlem helps us to apply science in the service of society. Our emphasis is on teaching clinicians to think like scientists, and scientists to think about the patients they are working to cure. We are recruiting and training mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, venture capitalists, leaders in human rights, social justice and global health, and they are changing the landscape. They are challenging the ways the world looks at science, clinical care, and how we help those in greatest need.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS), part of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences community, prides itself on its commitment to excellence, diversity, professionalism and service. Our emphasis is on being collaborative practitioners of medicine, educators and researchers with a focus on the health of underserved and vulnerable populations. The six NJMS curricular goals are: 1) Mastery of Clinical Knowledge with Integration of Basic Sciences; 2) Excellence in Clinical Skills; (3) Excellence in Professionalism and Humanism: 4) Commitment to the Health of the Community and Appreciation of Social and Cultural Diversity; 5) Commitment to Lifelong Learning; and 6) Development of Effective Skills in Education and Communication. In addition, NJMS offers a combined MD/PhD degree and an MD with Distinction in Research. For students interested in public health or business, we have MD/MPH or MD/MBA combined programs. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has over 35 years of experience in providing students with research opportunities.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
The College of Physicians and Surgeons is joined with the Presbyterian Hospital division of the New York Presbyterian Hospital, forming the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest and most academically active patient-care, teaching, and biomedical research centers. Presbyterian Hospital merged with New York Hospital in 1997 to form the New York Presbyterian Hospital and its related network of 34 closely affiliated hospitals and health systems throughout the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut region. Columbia has considerable teaching, clinical and research-based programs in additional affiliated hospitals including Harlem Hospital Center, the St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City, and Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York, as well as Stamford and St. Vincent’s Hospitals in Connecticut. The affiliated hospitals participate heavily in the education of students as well as the regional care of patients while extending and enriching the College of Physicians and Surgeons faculty. The Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the Health Sciences campus feature exceptional diversity in all aspects of Medicine.
Manhattan Staten Island Area Health Education Center
The Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center (MSI AHEC) was established in May 2004 to address health disparities through increased diversity in the healthcare workforce. MSI AHEC works with high schools, colleges, universities, and health facilities to provide historically underserved students who are interested in the health professions, education exploration, and exposure programs. We provide guidance, resources, and networking opportunities that will assist students in achieving their health career goals. MSI AHEC connects students to the NERA MedPrep Program through recruitment and supports retention activities in NERA.
CHANGING THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE
ONE STUDENT AT A TIME
This program is made possible by funding through the Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) of the
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration and
the Northeast Regional Alliance Health Careers Opportunity Program (NERA HCOP).
NERA HCOP is a partnership with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Center for Multicultural and Community Affairs, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the
Manhattan-Staten Island Area Health Education Center.