Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

Applicants are considered based on qualifications including intellectual capability and academic achievement, motivation, potential for a career in medicine, service and leadership, eagerness to shape one’s own learning experience, maturity, and conformity to the School’s standards of character and health.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions Dr. Valerie Parkas
Application fee $105
AMCAS application accepted Yes
Applications accepted June 15 (Begins)
October 15 Application deadline
Secondary application required Yes
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification November 20 (Begins)
July 30 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks) 2
Deferred entrance available Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due N/A
Early decision plan offered No
Early decision application period N/A
Early decision plan notification date N/A
Starting month (class of 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.74
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 11.9 MCAT composite score
12.3 biological
12.2 physical sciences
11.1 verbal reasoning
R writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology inorganic (general) chemistry
English physics
organic chemistry mathematics

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./M.S.
Combined college/M.D. program offered No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL N/A

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine women’s health
geriatrics

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum? Very frequently
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)? Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.9:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,181
Part-time faculty 167
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 330
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 9
Full-time faculty in clinical program 851
Part-time faculty in clinical program 158

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $225.5
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals 610
Principal investigators (PIs) 346
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants 627

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Hospitals
Bronx VA Medical Center Morristown Memorial Hospital
Elmhurst Hospital Center Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
Englewood Hospital Overlook Hospital
Jersey City Medical Center Queens Hospital Center
Jewish Home and Hospital The Mount Sinai Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum
Mount Sinai School of Medicine offers an innovative curriculum that promotes early patient exposure during the first two years and integration of clinical medicine with the basic sciences throughout all four years. The clinical curriculum is designed to promote self-directed learning, clinical problem solving, and scientific inquiry through diverse and innovative educational offerings.

Medical School Ranking

#18 Best Research
#57 Best Primary Care

(2) Ranking by Specialties

#15 in AIDS
#1 in Geriatrics

Research Ranking Scores

Score 66
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.9
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $225.5
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $190.95

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 59
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.3
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.8% – Low

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.74
MCAT composite score 11.9
Acceptance rate 5.8% – Medium
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.9:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 606

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 606
In-state students 30.4%
Minority students 39.8%
Underrepresented minority students 18.6%
International students 2.3%
Non-traditional students 59.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Dale Fuller
Financial aid phone (212) 241-5245

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $39,652
Required fees $5,230
Room and board $16,694
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $138,183

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 68%
Students receiving loans 59%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 37%
Students receiving work study 7%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program 59.7%
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs 84.9%
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology pediatrics
emergency medicine psychiatry
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
neurology surgery – general
obstetrics and gynecology transitional year

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 35.8% – Low
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 52.0%