The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Student Council is composed of members of each graduate program as well as each medical school class. The Student Council meets monthly and considers all academic, financial, and other matters related to being a student in the Graduate School and Medical School. Graduate students are eligible to serve as either program representatives or subcommittee representatives.
The program representatives are members of the Financial Management team and grant approval and funding of student groups. They also represent the Graduate School on the Disaster Preparedness, Alumni, and Board of Trustees/Student Affairs Committees. They are also eligible to run for Steering Committee positions such as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or an at large position for their program. The Steering Committee meets monthly with the Deans and Directors of each program. These positions are determined at the meeting in May of each year, after the spring elections. The PhD and MSTP program representatives are 2-year positions (the rest are all 1 year) and also serve on the Graduate School specific steering committee.
The subcommittee representatives serve on more focused subcommittees such as athletics, housing/security, social, community service, student lounge, and curriculum. These positions are elected at the very beginning of the school year prior to the September meeting. All the positions are one year and open to all students from any program except for the curriculum committee reps, which are 2-year positions only for MSTP and PhD students.
All of the above information as well as more information about the organization of the Student Council, its constitution and by-laws may be found on the Student Council blackboard page under the “Minutes and Documents” section in a folder called “Constitution and Bylaws.”