1. Career Development –
The Graduate School and members of the Graduate Faculty actively support the student run Graduate School Career Services (GSCS). This group organizes regular seminars and workshops that increase the students’ awareness about the wide range of career options that may be of interest to students. The group also provides role models and guidance to students as they move toward the careers they seek. Invited speakers have included members of our own Graduate Faculty, alumni and individuals from a wide array of careers.
Our alumni are another source of information and guidance. They have been generous and enthusiastic with their time, effort and mentorship. They return individually and in groups to discuss their own career paths with current students in fora provided by the Graduate School.
The Graduate School is a charter member of the New York Science Alliance, a citywide consortium sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences. The Alliance sponsors workshops/symposia with dynamic speakers where a variety of career paths are explored. An annual event is “What can you be with a PhD?” which is organized by New York University and sponsored by research and academic institutions in the tri-state area, including Mount Sinai’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
2. International Student Services –
The Office of International Personnel together with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences co-ordinate services for international students who have been accepted to one of the School’s graduate programs. The F-1 visa for Mount Sinai’s international students is sponsored by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Upon acceptance into one of the programs at Mount Sinai, the student will be given the Application for Certification of Eligibility (I-20) Form. This form should be duly filled out and returned either in person to the Office of International Personnel at 320 94th Street, 5th floor or by fax at (212) 731-7804. All international students must register with the Office of International Personnel Office within 15 days of matriculation at Mount Sinai and must notify them of any changes in their academic program, enrollment status or if they plan to leave the country since their visa status may be at risk and appropriate action must be taken prior to leaving the country. Students must show proof of a valid I-20 before the fellowship package can be activated. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure that s/he is always in status, as mandated by the US Homeland Security.
All visa questions should be addressed to the Office of International Personnel at (212) 731-7744.
3. The Library –
A. Overview –
The Levy Library supports the education, research, and clinical information needs of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. The library provides an extensive collection of biomedical databases, e-journals, e-books, and print resources. The recently renovated library, located on Annenberg 11, is an inviting environment designed to facilitate research, study, and collaboration.
The 33,000 square foot Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library provides quiet study areas as well as space for collaboration and teaching. It offers a large collection of books and journals (primarily in electronic format) and important reference and database information resources. The library licenses productivity software for faculty and student use, including statistical packages, analysis software, Adobe and Microsoft products and security software. Personal computers in the library allow for on-site accessing of the collection, and are also available to teach users how to navigate electronic resources and software.
B. Library Cards, Hours, Circulation –
Incoming students will be registered to use the library upon presentation of their ID card at the Circulation Desk.
A schedule of fines for overdue material is posted at the Circulation Desk.
C. Reference and Database Systems –
Reference librarians provide instruction in the use of the library and its resources, including print and computer-based materials, audiovisuals, and bibliographic and full-text databases, journals, and books. The curriculum includes library science and medical informatics components and there are computers in the reference area of the library for database searching, Internet access, and use of full-text information sources on the library network.
Librarians also provide guidance in information search strategy and assist in location and verification of bibliographic and factual data. Reference services are provided at the Reference Desk and by telephone (ext. 47793).
D. Media Resource Center –
A Media Resource Center (MRC), located on the 11th floor of the Annenberg Building, contains resources to assist in learning. Audiovisual programs and related hardware, which supplement the curriculum, are also available in MRC. Included are slides, video and audiocassettes, videodiscs, and x-rays. The computers are networked to a school-wide network that supports educational programs. Media Resource Center staff work with faculty on developing course materials that are available through http://webed.mssm.edu. In addition to required course materials, there are reviews, tutorials, and patient simulations in basic and clinical sciences available in the MRC. Computer software is available which supports word processing, file management, electronic spreadsheet, statistical analysis, and other functions. Printers are available to print results.
Additional computers are located in a classroom where numerous educational programs are offered, including basics of microcomputers, how to access informational data bases such as the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE file, Internet resources, e-mail, and use of various software packages. Instruction is provided both to groups and individuals. Another 36 computers are available for student use in the multidisciplinary laboratories on the 12th and 13th floors of the Annenberg Building. Computers are also located in the Levinson Student Center in the Annenberg lobby.
E. Electronic Mail and Archives –
Every student will be assigned an ISMMS email. The principal manner of communication between students, faculty, and administration is e-mail. Every student should check his/her e-mail daily. Mail can be accessed from computers in the library, the laboratories or from home. Accounts are created by the Levy Library Support Desk. E-mail class lists are created by library staff for use by class members and faculty. The Library’s Support Desk staff provides support to students living in Aron Hall as they connect to the School’s network. On the back of the agreement for e-mail service is the code of conduct for using e-mail. All students must be aware of and abide by these policies.
Documentation, including paper records, oral histories, video recordings, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia relating to The Mount Sinai Hospital, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and The Mount Sinai Medical Center are available in the Archives. Among the earliest records are the original minutes of the Hospital Board dating from 1852. The Archives is open by appointment (ext. 47239).
4. Medical Insurance –
All graduate students are eligible for Hospitalization/Major Medical insurance. Aetna Student Health is the health care provider and students should visit their website at www.aetnastudenthealth.com to identify a primary care physician or specialist.
For continuing students, open enrollment occurs in the month of July for the upcoming academic year. At that time, students have the option to enroll, disenroll, or change their insurance elections. No other changes will be processed for the year unless students have a specific qualifying event. Qualifying events include birth of a child, adoption, marriage, or divorce. In the case of a qualifying event, students only have 30 days from the date of the qualifying event to change their insurance benefits. Students who have inquiries regarding enrollment for medical insurance should contact Enrollment Services at (212) 241-5245 for information.
A. Medical insurance coverage will end on the last day of the month in which the student terminates by depositing a thesis, unless the student terminates on the first day of the month, in which case, benefits will terminate on that day.
B. The Aetna plan provides coverage for physician and hospital services through a network of participating physicians, laboratories, and diagnostic centers. These participants are listed in the provider book, located atwww.aetnastudenthealth.com. There should not be any charge to you for the laboratory tests or x-rays if a participating laboratory is used. Specific coverage is outlined in the policy guide on the Aetna website.
C. Prescriptions are available for generic and brand medications with co-payment in the Mount Sinai Employee Pharmacy, provided the medication prescribed is in the Pharmacy formulary. Students who receive prescriptions for medications not carried by the formulary can obtain prescriptions at a local drug store.
D. During the month, students will have access to the Sinai benefits site, www.mtsinaibenefits.com to update their benefit choices. During this time period, students enroll or disenroll in any combination of health, dental, and vision coverage. However, students must always carry basic health insurance. If a student disenrolls from the Sinai plan, they must file a waiver form in the Student Services Office and present proof of insurance from another source. When a student marries, has a child, or goes off their parent’s insurance policy s/he must notify the Student Services Office within 30 days of that event so that the policy can be altered appropriately.
E. The insurance plan coverage runs from July 1 – June 30. Coverage will be terminated by the school upon graduation or if a student does not re-enroll for the next academic year. For PhD students only: Medical insurance coverage will end on the last day of the month in which the student terminates by depositing a thesis, unless the student terminates on the first day of the month, in which case, benefits will terminate on that day.
F. Students can also use the Student Health Office for minor illnesses. For additional information you may call Student Health at (212) 241-6023.
5. Student Mental Health Service –
Rapid access to strictly confidential psychiatric consultation, counseling, treatment, and referral is available to students through the Student Mental Health Service. The Student/Trainee Mental Health Program through the Department of Psychiatry provides initial consultations and ongoing psychotherapy and medication management for those graduate students need of mental health services. The student’s insurance will be billed for all services and the student will be responsible for any co-pay. To make an appointment for an initial consultation, contact Dr. Madeleine Fershe at 212 659-8886.
Emergency psychiatric services can be initiated by contacting the psychiatrist on-call through the page operator (212) 241-5581, or by calling the Psychiatric Emergency Service at (212) 241-7147, or by direct unscheduled presentation to the emergency room; it is never necessary to call in advance.
Student access to counseling and mental health services is considered by the school to be a private health matter of the utmost importance. The rule of complete confidentiality always applies, as in any relationship between a therapist and patient. No person or office is notified or informed at any point that a student (or dependent) has seen or is seeing a counselor or psychiatrist through the Student Mental Health Service. Student use of the service is not made known to the school, and is never recorded on any transcript.
The School and the Department of Psychiatry have collaboratively established several completely confidential pathways of access into mental health care and enriched available resources beyond those afforded by the basic mental health insurance plan.
1. The Student Mental Health Service
All correspondence with this office is completely confidential; there is no correspondence with the school by this office whatsoever — unless specifically requested and formally endorsed in writing by the student. No record of any contact is made available to or accessible to the school.
The intent of this service is to provide direct access to specialized consultation with an absolute minimum of administrative complexity. When ongoing treatment is desired and indicated, informed referrals into affordable care are provided.
2. Self Referral
Students may freely seek and establish mental health services entirely independent of the Student Mental Health Service, or any other campus framework, by any means of their choosing, and fully utilize their mental health insurance benefit. In this pathway of access, if insurance is utilized by the student, pre-approval of insurance must be obtained (see below).
In this manner students may proceed into care by way of referral from a friend, family, primary care physician, or insurance network.
Students selecting this pathway for their care should be clearly mindful of several considerations: the distinction between “in-network” and “out-of-network” terms for insurance reimbursement (see below); that referrals other than those provided directly by the insurance company are nearly always “out-of-network”; and that an annual 30 visit limitation applies regardless of the network designation of the provider. Students should also clearly note that referrals generated directly by the insurance company are virtually always to clinicians unaffiliated with Mount Sinai.
3. Student Health Referral
Students may obtain a direct referral to a Mount Sinai clinician via Student Health Service at (212) 241- 6023. Referrals are made by Student Health to the “out-of-network” voluntary and full-time faculty on the roster described in (1) above.
Referral requests remain strictly between Student Health, the student, and the clinician. No records of any kind are made available or are accessible to the Dean’s Office or medical school administration.
Referrals conducted by Student Health are made in a general manner, without triage or consultation such as is provided by the Student Mental Health Service. Student Health will not conduct a formal clinical psychiatric assessment or inquiry to inform this referral.
After a name has been provided to the student, the next step is to obtain pre-approval of insurance must be obtained to proceed into care with this “out-of-network” referral. “Good-faith” responsibilities for students will apply with regard to financial arrangements (see below).
If the student feels that the initial referral is unsuitable, s/he may request a second referral from Student Health. At any time the student may request a consultation with the Director of Student Mental Health as described in (1) above to more specifically inform the referral. Such consultation is required to obtain additional referrals if the student is dissatisfied with a second referral as conducted by Student Health.
4. Infection Control –
All students are held to the Mount Sinai Medical Center’s Infection Control Policies and Procedures. During orientation, students will be introduced to these policies and procedures. Further training is coordinated by each degree program.
Students who experience needle stick accidents and accidental blood/body fluid in the medical school will be supported (An exposure may be a percutaneous injury, such as a needle stick, cut with a sharp object or bite, contact of mucous membranes, contact of tissue, contact of skin when the exposed skin is chapped, abraded, or afflicted with dermatitis, or the contact is prolonged or involving an extensive area with blood or tissue or body fluids.). It is expected that students follow the published protocols immediately as anti-retroviral therapy for HIV exposure, if recommended, should commence immediately. Exposure to hepatitis B or C may require therapy or further follow-up. Care, evaluation, and expert advice must be available to students regarding relative risks, options for therapy, and follow-up. Coordination of multiple affiliate sites has been accomplished so that students have a clear idea of the protocol to follow and students receive state-of-the-art care. Students must attend annual seminars conducted by infection control experts and documentation of attendance will become a permanent part of the student’s file. Students must follow protocol after a needle stick or other blood/body fluid exposure.
All policies for Infection Control at the affiliates maintain state-of-the-art standards, which are reviewed regularly by the infection control experts at ISMMS and the Division of Infectious Diseases of the Department of Medicine.
All exposures should be reported to Student Health. For complete information, view the Infection Control Handbook
5. Student Health Services
The Student Health Center is located at 17 East 102 St Street, E Tower, 4th floor, Room D4-246. Student Health Center provides administrative services to the school to ensure compliance for OSHA for immunizations and patient safety. The Student Health Center provides medical evaluation and treatment required for matriculation, primary and preventive care, gynecological services, tuberculosis surveillance, and acute care for medical and graduate students. Student Health handles annual physicals. Students may continue to use the SHC for illness and subspecialty referrals or may access physicians independently. Students are encouraged to seek a primary care physician, especially for chronic disorders or the coordination of consultations.
The Student Health Center hours are emailed to the student body regularly. The staff consists of physicians and a full-time nurse. Students are encouraged to call for an appointment (ext. 46023) or may visit the Center on a walk-in basis. For after-hours emergencies, students may be seen in the emergency room of the hospital. An IMA Attending will be available to cover emergencies. Students must bring their insurance information with them and make certain that the designated physician is in the plan. Visits will be billed to the student’s insurance, but the student remains responsible for any co-payments or for any services not covered by their insurance. If the student needs to be admitted, s/he will be given the first available bed on a semiprivate service.
All students must make arrangements to have a comprehensive physical examination done either by their private physician or by Student Health prior to the start of year one and no later than September 10. If students choose to have a physical examination done by their private physician, the appropriate documentation of the physical exam must be submitted to student health by the September 10, deadline. A student health form for reporting purposes can be attained from the Student Health Center. Students wishing to have the exam performed by the Student Health Center should call for an appointment.
The school may require that a student be seen by our Student Health physicians. Adhering to this and other deadlines is considered an obligation in order to remain a student in good standing.
A. Immunization Policy –
Immunizations are required for diphtheria and tetanus (if not administered within the past 10 years) and polio vaccine (if initial series and booster have not been given). If students do not have immune titers to measles, mumps and rubella, the appropriate vaccine will be administered. Hepatitis titers are performed on all entering students. If students do not have immune titers it is strongly recommended that students receive the new recombinant hepatitis B vaccine which is provided free of cost. Follow-up titers are performed post vaccination to verify protection. Varicella titers are performed on all entering students unable to document history of chickenpox. Hepatitis B and varicella vaccination are strongly recommended.
Upon enrollment all ISMMS students must have an annual PPD test for exposure to tuberculosis. Annual PPD testing is required of all students and employees at Mount Sinai. At the beginning of each academic year, students must make an appointment to have a PPD test. Failure to do so will result in an interruption of a student’s studies. Students will not be allowed to continue in classes, clerkships, or perform research in their assigned labs. Students who are recent converters will be managed appropriately with chest x-rays to rule out the presence of active disease and prophylaxis with medications. Failure to follow appropriate treatment will result in dismissal from the institution.
Individual health information is confidential; however, non-compliance with the above regulations is forwarded to the Registrar for “student health hold” and Program Directors (Graduate School) or the Administrative Director of Student Affairs (Medical School) are notified.
B. Dental and Vision Care –
Students have the option to elect dental and/or vision coverage at their expense. Policy information is available in the Office of Student Services. The same annual enrollment dates for Medical Coverage enrollment also pertain to Dental and Vision coverage.
In addition, Mount Sinai has a dental clinic that is available to provide emergency and routine services for medical and graduate students at a reduced fee. These services include oral examinations with x-rays and dental cleanings. More extensive services such as root canal therapy, prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry are available for a fixed fee to be explained and contracted for when needed. Students should check first with SHC for appropriate authorization and should bring their student ID and stipulate that they are a medical or graduate student. It is most effective to visit the clinic in person to arrange a time slot. The dental clinic is located on the second floor of the Annenberg building and can be reached at (212) 241-7121.
6. Disability Services –
The Disability Officer works with all ISMMS students in both the Medical School and the Graduate School to facilitate equal access for students with disabilities by coordinating reasonable accommodations through a variety of support services (i.e.: access modification, learning related technology, extended test times).
The goal of the Disability Officer is to provide a physically and educationally accessible educational environment so that each student is viewed on the basis of ability, not disability. Individually designed accommodation plans and services are determined based on the documented needs of each student in conjunction with their program requirements and are created to match the specific disability-related need of each student with those program requirements in mind.
Students who are seeking accommodations and services are required to submit documentation of their disability. The Disability Officer, Mary Olsen (firstname.lastname@example.org) in conjunction with an advisory group from the Medical School and Graduate School, has responsibility for determining the acceptability of documentation and reserves the right to require additional information. Students are asked to register by submitting the Application for Accommodations and Services along with disability documentation by June 15 of each year. For further information refer to http://www.icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/diversity/disability-officer
Students with self-identified concerns or problems related to academic performance or learning may contact the Disability Officer to request accommodations.
Accommodations will not be implemented until the Application for Accommodations and Services has been submitted along with all disability documentation, the information has been reviewed and an official decision has been rendered. Students should expect a minimum of one month to process accommodation requests and plan accordingly.
7. Housing –
The School of Medicine has made it a priority to provide convenient housing for students who are in the PhD, MD/PhD, and Genetics Counseling Program. Master students may be housed in Aron Hall on space available basis. Space will be re-evaluated annually on June 3rd.
The Jane B. Aron Residence Hall
The Jane B. Aron Residence Hall at 50 East 98 Street offers modern and affordable housing for eligible students. The 14-story building contains shared suites accommodating almost 600 residents. Each suite consists of four to six private bedrooms a shared bathroom for each two rooms, a living room and a kitchen. Each room has an individual heating and air conditioning unit. Living rooms have parquet floors and large windows, and all suites are furnished. Among Aron Hall’s facilities are outdoor handball and basketball courts, a laundry room, and an exercise/gym room that is open to all medical and graduate students who can present their Mount Sinai student ID card.
Security provisions include doormen around the clock, a call light near the front door to summon a security guard for escort to Mount Sinai, an intercom from the lobby to all suites, and television cameras in elevators and ground floor areas. Building occupants are required to observe a number of security procedures; for example, Mount Sinai ID cards must be presented to the doorman whenever occupants are entering the building.
Furnished and unfurnished apartments in other buildings owned by Mount Sinai are available for eligible students with a family size of more than one (1) as documented by proof of marriage or a domestic partnership. Documentation of the family size is required. For further information please contact: ISMMS Real Estate Office at (212) 659-9630 or email@example.com
Student occupancy agreements are written for the term of student enrollment. A non-graduating student who wishes to permanently leave Mount Sinai housing may be released from the occupancy agreement as of June 30 of the year by requesting this in writing at the Real Estate Office on or before May 31. Non-graduating students, who vacate their Mount Sinai housing prior to June 30, or without giving proper notice, will be responsible for their rent until June 30. Special requests to terminate a lease early may be brought to the attention of the Director of Enrollment Services who will take any petitions for exceptions to the Housing Oversight Committee for review.
Occupants are charged a $25 late fee each month on any balances not paid by the 10th of each month. Students who fall more than two months in arrears will be put on “housing hold” and will not be considered to be in good standing with the school until the situation is corrected. Transcripts, letters of recommendation, change of status, and so on are all affected by this hold.
In compliance with Medical Center policy, students may not possess illegal drugs, firearms, and/or ammunition in any facility operated by Mount Sinai. Additional housing regulations and information are contained in the occupancy agreement, in “A Guide to Living in Mount Sinai Housing,” and other documents. Students graduating in the spring term are expected to vacate their Mount Sinai housing by the Sunday following graduation. Notification of move out dates must be submitted to the Real Estate Office. Any student graduating at other times of year should give the Real Estate Office 60 days’ notice to schedule their move out date.
The Medical Center’s insurance does not cover occupants’ personal property. Students are urged to purchase renters’ insurance policies or to find out if their belongings can be covered under their parents’ policies.
In compliance with Medical Center policy, students may not possess illegal drugs, firearms, and/or ammunition in any facility operated by Mount Sinai. Additional housing regulations and information are contained in the occupancy agreement, in “A Guide to Living in Mount Sinai Housing,” and other documents.
The Real Estate Division is open Monday through Friday, except holidays, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. In addition, a voice mail system will take messages during evenings, weekends, and holidays. For any unresolved problems with residential building services or repairs, you may ask for an appointment with the Director of Enrollment Services, who acts as liaison between students and Real Estate. For questions about Aron Hall housing, see the Housing Coordinator in the Real Estate Office. For additional information, including lease terms, guest visitation policy, room transfer policy, and subleasing policy, please visit the website at: http://www.icahn.mssm.edu/education/student-resources/housing
ISMMS Real Estate Office
1249 Park Avenue, 1st Floor
New York, NY 10029
Tel: (212) 722-5096
Fax: (212) 831-3093
10. Safety and Security –
A student’s personal security is of paramount importance. For this reason Security will, upon request, provide escorts within Mount Sinai and to on-campus residences. Call ext. 46068/9 approximately 10 to 15 minutes prior to departure.
Security is a function that requires the cooperation of everyone associated with Mount Sinai. Students are requested to dial “60” on any phone in the event of any emergency or when suspicious activities are observed. At other times, when the assistance of the Security Department is needed, dial ext. 46068/9.
Security measures at Mount Sinai are reviewed continuously to provide a safe environment for all who use its facilities. A committee of the Student Council addressing housing and security exists and meets on a regular basis with Security to discuss matters of concern.
A. Security Office –
The Main Security Office is located at 1468 Madison Avenue, MC level, AMC-203. Security Guard stations are located at the entrance to all buildings on the campus.
B. Identification Badges –
Identification badges are issued to all students at the time of registration and MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES in all campus buildings and upon entering any residence hall. Students may be asked to present cards for identification at anytime while on campus. Lost cards may be replaced for a $10 fee, payable to the main cashier. The receipt is presented to Security Administration who will issue a new badge.
C. Emergency Alert System “Message One” –
In order to allow for a more coordinated and rapid response to emergency or disaster situations at Mount Sinai, the medical center uses a messaging system, MessageOne, which has the capability of informing students of and delivering instructions regarding citywide, hospital, or student specific (e.g. student housing intruder) emergencies requiring immediate attention.
Signing up for this system is mandatory for all students. During the on-line registration process, students have the option to set the method of contact (e.g. cell-phone, text message, email).
D. Personal Property and Property Passes –
Personal property is often the object of theft and should be protected at all times. In its ongoing efforts to protect personal property, as well as property belonging to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Security requires that persons leaving Mount Sinai with personal property (radios, lap top, etc.) obtain a Personal Property Pass to expedite egress from the complex. Property Passes are available from the Graduate School office during weekdays. It is the policy of Mount Sinai that no equipment, personal or that belonging to ISMMS, will be removed from the premises without a Property Pass.
Packages, backpacks, purses, or other large bags are subject to inspection by Security Officers at entrances and exits of all ISMMS buildings.
E. Sexual Assault –
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to maintaining a supportive and safe educational environment, one that seeks to ensure the wellbeing of all members of its community. Those who believe that they are the victims of sexual assault should.
1. Immediately call the police department at 911. If possible, call the ISMMS Security Department at (212) 241-6068.
2. Get medical attention. Campus security will provide transportation to the Mount Sinai Medical Center Emergency Room for emergency medical treatment and evidence collection. A counselor from the Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) program will be available to assist victims.
Caring assistance is available for persons who have been subjected to sexual assault or sexual misconduct. They are encouraged in the strongest terms to make a report. ISMMS works closely with Mount Sinai SAVI program. More information can be found at http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/community-medicine/areas-of-care/sexual-assault-and-violence-intervention-program or by calling (212) 423-2140.
Consistent with Chapter 739 of the State Education Department signed into law in 1990, information concerning prevention of sexual assault is provided to all entering students. In addition, the library has information available concerning the legal consequences of sex offenses.
F. Clery Act –
G. Fire Safety –
One of the most serious issues facing the Mount Sinai Medical Center students, employees, and patients is the threat of fire. The risk is increased because work conducted in clinical, research and other laboratories may involve flammable liquids and other hazardous substances. In addition, the use of specialized equipment such as lasers and other ignition sources utilized in oxygen-enriched atmospheres increases the threat of fire. This threat is far more critical in patient care areas since patients are often incapable of self- preservation. It is critical to your safety as well as our patients’ well-being that you know what to do in the event of an actual fire. This knowledge is imparted to you through participation in fire drills, and fire safety training in-services.
CODE RED is the phrase used to alert the Mount Sinai Community to enact the R.A.C.E. protocol for fire emergencies.
R = Rescue
A = Alarm
C = Confine
E = Extinguish
The Mount Sinai Intranet, http://intranet1.mountsinai.org/, under Core Administrative Services and Fire Safety Tabs, includes a link to the MSMC video entitled “CODE RED”. Please take the time to view this important informational video and participate in your local fire drills.
11. Student Life –
A. Bicycles –
Bicycle racks are provided for daily use. All bicycle parking is at the owner’s risk. Students must provide a lock and/or chain to secure their bicycle to the rack. The bicycle stand are available in several locations around the institution. Bicycles will not be permitted in any Mount Sinai building.
B. Bookstore –
C. Buses –
The Medical Center provides a shuttle bus service for the Bronx V.A., Elmhurst, North General Hospital, Adolescent Health at 320 East 94th Street, and the 125 Street Metro North Train Station. Schedules are available in KCC 1 North and tickets may be purchased at the cashier’s booth at the 98th Street garage.
D. Food Service –
The cafeteria offers a variety of selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. One can choose from a soup and salad bar, a deli sandwiches section, including popular wrap sandwiches, Kosher Corner, Main Fare, grilled selections, freshly-prepared pizza, and a variety of desserts and beverages, plus regularly scheduled “special menus,” candies, popcorn, and munchies. Vending machines offer a variety of hot and cold foods and are available for use 24 hours a day, every day of the week throughout the campus, with the main location being adjacent to the Plaza Cafeteria in the Guggenheim Pavilion Lobby. The cafeteria is located on the Atrium level of Guggenheim Pavilion. . Information about menus and times of operation are posted at: http://intranet1.mountsinai.org/foodservice/
The Starbucks coffee kiosk is located in the Atrium of the Guggenheim Pavilion – hours are posted.
E. Recreation –
Recreational activities at Mount Sinai are determined by the student body and are administered jointly by the Recreation Office and two committees of the Student Council, one responsible for social activities and the other for athletic activities. Each committee is composed of one elected student from each of the four classes. At the beginning of the academic year, following discussion with their respective classes, the Committee members formulate a program of activities for the entire academic year and allocate the necessary funds. Individual students interested in a particular activity should consult appropriate class representative. Students are urged to coordinate as many activities as possible through the two Student Council committees and the Recreation Office.
In addition, the Recreation Office, (19 East 98 Street, Room 1E), also provides information about a wide range of activities. The Office offers discount tickets to Broadway and off-Broadway shows, concerts, operas, sports events and other events occurring in New York. For certain events such as the Metropolitan Opera a specific number of tickets are allocated for student purchase; each student is permitted to buy two tickets. Students may phone (ext. 49531) for daily listing of available events and (x47257) for future listings or check on the Web: www.icahn.mssm.edu/recreation/ under Employee Services then under Organizational Development Learning (ODL); also on the Internet: www.icahn.mssm.edu/recreation/. General recreational information is also available in the Recreation Office. Discounts are available for health clubs, Circle Line, Great Adventure and other amusement parks. Discount buying services are available for hotels, restaurants, car rentals, travel, magazines, and many other items. The Recreation Office maintains listings of city recreational facilities available to students (ice skating, swimming pools, tennis courts, handball courts, and so on).
The Employee-Student Activities Committee schedules a number of activities. Check with the Student Activities Coordinator at the Recreation Office (ext. 46660) for more information. Students are invited to serve on this special committee.
There is a gym on the first floor of the Aron Residence Hall at 50 East 98th Street. In the back of Aron Hall there are several basketball half-courts and a handball court that are available for student use.
Membership passes for the 92nd Street Y are available and students can obtain them by signing up online. For first time users contact The Graduate office for instructions how to sign up. The “Y” has aerobic classes, basketball courts, a running track, handball courts, exercise rooms, a large swimming pool, and a weight room, which is equipped with free weights, Nautilus, bikes, rowers and a stair machine. The passes may only be used by Mount Sinai students (not their guests). The Mount Sinai ID card plus the pass gains admission to the “Y” for the use of the facilities.