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 the 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 the Icahn School of Medicine at 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 residential graduate programs. The F-1 visa for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s international students is sponsored by ISMMS. Upon acceptance into one of the programs at ISMMS, the student will be given the Application for Certification of Eligibility (I-20) Form. This form should be duly filled out and returned 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 within 15 days of matriculation at ISMMS and must notify this Office of any changes in their academic program, enrollment status or if they plan to leave the country to preserve their visa status. 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. Academic Informatics and Technology –
Academic Informatics and Technology (AIT), with the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library at its core, serves as the information resources and technology hub for all students, residents, fellows, and the clinical and basic science faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, regardless of where they are across the City and around the world. AIT includes the Levy Library, Archives & Records Management, Academic IT Support Center (ASCIT), Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and Multimedia Services.
– The Library
- Overview –
The Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library is the core of the Academic Informatics and Technology department, supporting the education, research, and clinical information needs of the Mount Sinai Health System. The library provides an extensive collection of resources covering clinical information, patient education, statistics and more, all accessible both on campus and remotely. The library is located on Annenberg 11, and serves as an inviting environment designed to facilitate research, study, teaching, and collaboration.
The library offers classes, including Endnote, PubMed, and Bioinformatics Tools; research consultations with librarians; mobile resources and apps; online interlibrary loan and document delivery; and printing, scanning, photocopying, and phone charging stations.
- Research Support –
Levy Library offers an Ask a Librarian service which allows users to connect with reference librarians via phone, email, chat, or in person. Librarians are available 9:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Users can contact reference librarians outside of regular business hours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Levy Librarians are experts in biomedical information resource search methodology and offer support for systematic review and meta-analysis search design. Levy Library’s Bioinformatics Librarian offers support with statistical analysis software such as SAS and SPSS.
- Collection –
Levy Library offers a rich electronic collection of biomedical resources including e-books, e-journals, databases, mobile applications, and printed materials. Our collection is designed to support the Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Hospital’s academic programs as well as its research and clinical care missions. Collection highlights include access to over 50,000 e-journals, 70,000 e-books and 150 databases, clinical decision support tools (i.e., UpToDate and VisualDX), and citation management tools (i.e., RefWorks and EndNote).
- Library Space –
The Levy Library space includes: 2 hands-on computer classrooms (seating 12 and 35); over 80 publically available computers; study tables, carrels and small group study rooms. Library spaces are open seven days per week, until 11pm most weekday nights and with extended hours during exam times.
– Archives and Records Management Division
The Archives and Records Management Division of the Academic Informatics and Technology group serves the Mount Sinai community by:
- Identifying the appropriate retention for all records created and maintained at Mount Sinai, regardless of their format
- Helping departments to manage the records throughout their life cycle
- Overseeing the appropriate destruction process at the end of that cycle
- Ensuring the permanent retention of all records of enduring value in the Mount Sinai Archives
- Answering questions and providing images related to Mount Sinai history
Archives and Records Management is located on the 10th floor of the Annenberg Building, Room 10-49. Complete descriptions of our services may be found on our website: http://library.mssm.edu/services/archives_records.shtml
- Research Support –
The Mount Sinai Archives provides historical information and images about the Icahn School of Medicine, The Mount Sinai Hospital, and related institutions. The collections may be used to provide background information for grant proposals, images for publications or lectures, or to serve as resources for research on historical topics.
The Records Management Program provides support for researchers to help them manage their responsibilities regarding ownership and retention of research records. Records retentions schedules governing these records may be found here: http://intranet1.mountsinai.org/recordsManagement/retention.asp
- Collection –
The Mount Sinai Archives collection consists of over 1500 linear feet of paper records and photographs dating from 1852 to the present day. There is also a large collection of audio-visual material, including films and videos made by and about Mount Sinai; oral history interviews with Mount Sinai faculty, staff, and students (1965-2012); and other video and sound recordings that document Mount Sinai history. The Mount Sinai Archives also maintains a digital repository where electronic records are preserved and made available. The digital collections may be found here: http://dspace.mssm.edu/
– Academic IT Support Center (ASCIT)
The Academic IT Support Center supports students, faculty, and staff through:
- Distribution of site-licensed software
- Assistance with resolving hardware and software computing issues
- Scheduling of work orders for hardware repair
- Configuring mobile devices for email
- Support for network logins and email accounts for users on medical school computing networks
- Questions regarding Google Apps for Students
The Academic IT Support Center is located on the 11th floor of the Annenberg Building, Room 11-39. The Support Center staff is available for consultation in person, via email at ASCIT@mssm.edu or by phone at 212-241-7091. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Sunday from noon to 8:00 pm.
Details of our services can be found on our website here: http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/computer-services/levy-library-computing-help-desk
– Instructional Technology Group (ITG):
The Instructional Technology Group (ITG) is comprised of a creative team of instructional designers, technologists and medical illustrators connected closely to the academic mission of the School. We utilize current best practices for integrating technology into teaching and learning materials. ITG actively partners with faculty and researchers to enhance learning experiences and improve learning outcomes. If you would like to take your learning content online, our team can work with you to translate existing learning materials into a digital experience delivered online. We also develop, maintain and train faculty, students and researchers on the effective use of the following academic systems:
- Learning Management System (Blackboard)
- Lecture Capture System (Echo360)
- Virtual Microscopy (Olympus Webslides)
ITG is available for consultation in person, via email at ASCIT@mssm.edu or by phone at 212-241-7091. We are available for consultation Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
– Multimedia Services
The Multimedia Services department is located on the 10th floor of the Annenberg building. Multimedia Services is responsible for supporting the entire Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai campus for all audio visual needs. We offer services ranging from presentation assistance to video conferencing. Multimedia Services has also added GoToMeeting support to our request forms.
Video conferencing (via Polycom and Tandberg systems) has become an everyday routine event. Through a ticketing system we are able to flawlessly coordinate these video conferencing meetings with the other hospitals within the MSHS and its affiliates. Many of these video conferences incorporate content sharing, which allows us to reach clients as close as Upstate New York and Virginia or as far away as Germany and Israel.
Multimedia Services also provides support for Medical Education’s classrooms, including Annenberg 12-01 (Polycom and Echo 360) and 13-01 (Echo 360) lecture halls and the small class rooms on those floors.
The Multimedia Services Department has a staff of 6 technicians and our operating hours are from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Direct phone line – (212-241-7060).
4. Medical Insurance –
All graduate students are required to have r Hospitalization/Major Medical insurance. For information about student health coverage, refer to: http://icahn.mssm.edu/education/student-resources/resources-for-current-students/student-health-and- insurance/student-benefits. Students may enroll in the School’s student health insurance or provide proof of coverage of anther insurance policy. Students who fail to provide proof of insurance coverage will automatically be enrolled in the Student Health Insurance plan,
For continuing students, open enrollment occurs in the month of June 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. 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.
C. Open Enrollment Period: During the month of June, students will have access to the ISMMS 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 ISMMS 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.
D. 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. Medical insurance coverage will end on the last day of the month in which the student terminates by depositing a thesis or graduating, unless the student terminates on the first day of the month, in which case, benefits will end on that day.
E. 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 Health Services
The Student Health Center is located at 17 East 102 St Street, East Tower, 4th floor, Room D4-246. The 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 for all matriculated medical and graduate students, including primary and preventive care, gynecological services, tuberculosis surveillance, travel medicine, and acute care. Students may choose to see Student Health physicians for physical exams, sick visits, or subspecialty care, or they may seek care with their own primary or subspecialty care physicians.
The staff consists of physicians and a full-time nurse. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments on MARC, but they may call for an appointment (ext. 46023) or visit the Center on a walk-in basis. For after-hours emergencies, students may be seen in the Mount Sinai Urgent Care Center or the hospital Emergency Department. Students must bring their insurance information for all urgent and emergency visits. 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 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 performed by their private physician prior to matriculation. All student health forms are available on the enrollment website and must be completed and submitted to the Student Health Center prior to matriculation.
The school may require that a student be seen by our Student Health physicians. Failure to comply with any of the student health requirements may negatively impact the student’s academic standing.
A. Immunization Policy –
Immunizations are required for diphtheria and tetanus (if not administered within the past 10 years), polio vaccine (if initial series and booster have not been given) and an annual flu vaccine. 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.
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, ISMMS 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. Students should check first with SHC for appropriate authorization and should bring their student ID to identify themselves as 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. 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
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 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 confidential pathways of access to mental health care and enriched available resources beyond those afforded by the basic mental health insurance plan.
- 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.
- Self Referral – Students may freely seek and establish mental health services 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).Students selecting this pathway for their care should be mindful of several considerations including the distinction between “in-network” and “out-of-network” terms for insurance reimbursement (please refer to the terms and conditions of the student health policy for details).
- 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 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.
7. Infection Control –
All students are held to the Mount Sinai Health System’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 exposures should be reported to Student Health. For complete information, view the Infection Control Handbook
8. 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 (e.g., access modification, learning related technology, extended test times). Individually designed accommodation plans and services are determined based on the documented needs of each student and their program requirements.
Students seeking accommodations and services are required to submit documentation of their disability. The Disability Officer, Christine Low (email@example.com). The Disabiltiy Officer , will assess the adequacy of documentation and may request additional information to support the accommodation request. Decisions on accommodations are made after review of all facts and documentation. Students are therefore encouraged to submit information in timely fashion.
Students with disabilities seeking accommodations should submit the Application for Accommodations and Services form along with disability documentation by June 15 of each year. For further information refer to http://www.mssm.edu/about-us/diversity/disability-officer.
Students with concerns or problems related to academic performance or learning may contact the Disability Officer for guidance.
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.
Accommodations CANNOT be granted retroactively.
9. Housing (Applicable only to students in PhD and MD/PhD in Biomedical Sciences or Neuroscience and Genetics Counseling Programs) –
The School of Medicine has made it a priority to provide convenient housing for students who are in the PhD or MD/PhD programs in Neuroscience and Biomedical Sciences, and those in the Genetics Counseling Program. Students in other programs may, under certain circumstances, 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 ISMMS 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 ISMMS, 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, ISMMS 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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://icahn.mssm.edu/education/student-resources/resources-for-current-students/housing or contact:
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 –
Students’ 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 measures at Mount Sinai are reviewed continuously to provide a safe environment for all who use its facilities. A committee of the Student Council addresses housing and security issues and meets on a regular basis with Security to discuss matters of concern.
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.
- Immediately call the police department at 911.If possible, call the ISMMS Security Department at (212) 241-6068.
- Get medical attention. Campus security will provide transportation or escort 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
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 ISMMS 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 stands 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 ISMMS 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: http://icahn.mssm.edu/recreation under Employee Services then under Organizational Development Learning (ODL); also on the Internet: http://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 by signing up online. First time users should 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 ISMMS students (not their guests). The ISMMS ID card plus the pass gains admission to the “Y” for the use of the facilities.