Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is widely recognized for its excellence in education, basic and clinical research, patient care and service to our community. Mount Sinai seeks to attract individuals of diverse backgrounds, who have the ability and potential to become researchers, scholars, and practitioners dedicated to excellence in their chosen career paths. Applicants for admission are considered based on their total qualifications. Factors that are considered include intellectual capability and academic achievement, motivation and potential for a career in the sciences, enthusiasm for shaping ones own learning experience, personal maturity, and conformity to the School’s standards of character and health. All decisions are made on the basis of merit and without discrimination because of race, sex, color, creed, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation.
All offers of admission to Icahn School of Medicine are provisional, pending receipt and evaluation of final transcripts. Transcripts must be sent directly from the appropriate Registrar’s Office to the ISMMS Admissions Office. These and all other materials requested by the Registrar in conjunction with the admissions process must be received to complete a student’s enrollment. Submission of false or misleading information in the application materials or in connection with the application process will be considered by the Admissions Committee and/or the Committee for Academic Review as grounds for withdrawal of the acceptance offer, dismissal, or rescission of degree.
Extramural applicants who have decided to pursue studies towards both degrees first apply to the Icahn School of Medicine through the AMCAS application. They elaborate on their interest in the MD/PhD program on a supplemental application form and by submitting the research-oriented MD/PhD online application form as part of the Medical School application packet. In addition to the minimum subject requirements for admission to the Medical School, the applicant must have had research experience and should have taken advanced courses in science (e.g., physical chemistry, genetics, biochemistry). The MD/PhD application form is the only written material that must be submitted in addition to the application materials to the Medical School. The applicant must submit 3 letters of recommendation from research advisors and GRE scores.
Based on the application materials, a group of highly qualified applicants will be selected for interview. Admission to the MD/PhD program requires acceptance by the MD/PhD Admissions Committee. An applicant may be admitted to the Medical School without being admitted to the MD/PhD.
Students who are considering graduate studies in addition to medical school, but who are not yet sure about matriculation in the MD/PhD program, have the option of applying to the dual program during the first or second year in the medical school. They would then be applying to the doctoral program after they have had exposure to medical studies and have had an opportunity to further define their future plans. Such students should identify themselves to the MD/PhD Director as early as possible.
The deadline for receipt of completed application packets is November 15 but early submission is highly recommended.