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 and/or subcommittee representatives.
The program representatives are members of the Financial Management team and grant approval and funding of student groups. They may also represent the Graduate School on the Disaster Preparedness, Alumni, and Board of Trustees/Student Affairs Committees. Additionally, the PhD and MSTP program representatives from student council have monthly meetings with the Deans of their respective programs and the corresponding student representation from the Graduate School Steering and Curriculum Committees to discuss program specific agendas. They are also eligible to run for Student Council Steering Committee positions such as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, or an at large position for their program. The Student Council Steering Committee meets monthly with the Deans and Directors of each program collectively to address large, school-wide agendas. These positions are determined at the meeting in May of each year, after the spring elections. Should any program representative positions be available after the spring elections, a second round of elections will be held the following fall.
The subcommittee representatives serve on more focused subcommittees such as athletics, housing/security, social, community service, and student lounge. These positions are elected at the beginning of the school year prior to the September meeting. All the positions are one year and open to all students from any program.
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.”