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  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • New York
Individual Feedback 5 2 Responses
General Info

What graduating class are you in?

Response # Responders
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 1
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0
2016 0
2017 1
2018 0
2019 0
2020 0
2021 0
2022 0
2023 0
2024 0

Are you pursuing any joint degrees (MD/PhD, MD/MPH, etc.)?

Response # Responders
No 2
BA/DO 0
BS/DO 0
DO/JD 0
DO/MA 0
DO/MBA 0
DO/MPH 0
DO/MS 0
DO/PhD 0
MD/JD 0
MD/MBA 0
MD/MPH 0
MD/MS 0
MD/PhD 0

Are you considered in-state or out-of-state for tuition purposes?

Response # Responders
in-state 0
out-of-state 0
international 0
Not applicable 2

What is your race/ethnic background?

Response # Responders
Caucasian 0
African American 0
Hispanic 0
Asian or Pacific Islander 1
Native American/ Native Alaskan 0
Other/Multiracial 1

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

What is the reputation of the school in the medical community?

Response Avg # Responders
8.50 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What is the reputation of the research that goes on at this school?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 2

0 = really bad, 10 = top tier

What was your MCAT score?

Response Average # Responders
521 2

What was your undergrad GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.82 2

What was your undergrad science GPA?

Response Average # Responders
3.89 2

What was the zip code of your residence in high school?

91001

10468

What do you like most about this school?

"Great specialty mentoring. Pass-fail grading during first 2 years with all lectures recorded. The hospital has nearly every residency specialty, and it seems like most of the programs like to match Sinai students. Housing is very affordable and has good amenities, also provides a sense of community since most students live in the same building." | Report Response

"Very open to student feedback. Encourages clinical competency. Very supportive staff. Great study spaces. Great housing opportunities. Location." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"I felt very little guidance from administration; it feels like it is assumed that you already know exactly what's going on and what to be doing. Will definitely try to sway you towards primary care during the first two years. Very heavily focused on a PC culture, perhaps too much. Can have kind of a clique-ish atmosphere among some of the students, but that is probably true of all med schools." | Report Response

"Nepotism is rampant with the Humanities in Medicine program. It can't be a coincidence that plenty of children of doctors at the school get in via a program that doesn't require them to take the MCAT" | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"Overall it is a great place to go to med school. Tune out the annoying personalities and take advantage of the multitude of world-class physicians at Sinai who actively want to help out medical students." | Report Response

"The School is now called "Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai". It never truly had any affiliation to NYU." | Report Response

Curriculum

How is the curriculum structured?

Response # Responders
Systems-based 1
Traditional 1

How many courses are taken at a given time?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 1
3 0
4 1
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0

How long are you typically in class per day?

Response # Responders
<1 hour 0
1-2 hours 0
2-3 hours 1
3-4 hours 0
4-5 hours 1
5-6 hours 0
6> hours 0

Are courses recorded for medical students?

Response # Responders
Video recording 2
Free note taking service 0
Fee-based note taking service 0
Powerpoint slides provided only 1
None 0

How many days per week is anatomy lab?

Response # Responders
1 0
2 0
3 2
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0

How many students per cadaver?

Response # Responders
Prosections only 0
1-2 0
3-4 0
5-6 2
7-8 0
>8 0

How long (in months) do you have anatomy?

Response # Responders
3 months 2
6 months 0
9 months 0
12 months 0
24 months 0

Is the curriculum lecture-centric or small-group centric?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = 100% lecture, 10 = 100% small group

Are standardized patients used?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How much patient interaction is there in the pre-clinical years?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = none, 10 = extensive

Are syllabi provided for the student?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How frequently do pre-clinical medical school activities have mandatory attendance?

"Several times a week." | Report Response

"Not often, but it is strongly encouraged at all times." | Report Response

What books are necessary?

"None" | Report Response

"Anatomy lab books are the only truly necessary ones. The others are pretty optional. We rarely get tested on anything that didn't show up in lecture" | Report Response

Is the curriculum designed to promote a specialty? If so, which specialty?

"Primary care" | Report Response

"The school certainly wants to promote primary care but it doesn't seem to reach that goal." | Report Response

Location & Housing

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

Do you feel safe on campus?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = Not safe, 10 = Very safe

How available and convenient is public transportation?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = Non-existent, 10 = Extensive & convenient

Is a car necessary at any point during your education here?

Response # Responders
Pre-clinical years 0
Clinical years 0
All years 0
No 2

If a car is required for education, how available and convenient is the parking provided to students?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = Almost impossible, 10 = Available & convenient

Is on-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

What is the quality of available on-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = terrible, 10 = great

What percentage of your medical school classmates would you estimate live on campus, if on-campus housing is available?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = 0%, 10 = 100%

Is couples housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

Is nearby off-campus housing available?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How expensive is nearby off-campus housing?

Response Avg # Responders
4.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Please describe the on-campus housing if available (i.e., cost, type - studios, 1-br, 2-br, etc.)?

"Suites in an apartment building" | Report Response

"EXTREMELY CHEAP for medical students. Aron Hall is the main building for unmarried students. Apartments are typically shared common space and kitchen with 4-6 private single bedrooms in each apt. The Other buildings range from 1-2 bedrooms for married or partnered couples only. No studios are available. Nearly every building as a doorman, laundry service. There is a gym that was recently remodeled in Aron Hall. Sinai also have various apartments on the upper east side for couples." | Report Response

Cost/Financial Aid

Are fees/tuition expensive?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are many institutional scholarships/grants available?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = none, 10 = many

Is institutional aid need-based or merit-based?

Response # Responders
Need-based 1
Merit-based 0
Both 1

Faculty/Grades

Are faculty members very open to students during office hours?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very open

Are faculty members very available to students via email/message board?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very available

Are there many opportunities to shadow/work with clinical faculty?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

Are the faculty willing to mentor students in regards to career guidance?

Response Avg # Responders
10.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the class ranked?

Response # Responders
yes 2
no 0

How is the instructional faculty during pre-clinical years?

"Some good, some bad" | Report Response

"excellent quality of faculty" | Report Response

How is the instructional faculty during clinical years?

"Generally very good" | Report Response

"excellent faculty. The medical school liasons listen to student feedback and will not put us with instructors that have been seen as poor teachers." | Report Response

Clinical Rotations

Are the desired rotation sites easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
5.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is desired rotation order easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Is there substantial hands-on experience for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = none, 10 = substantial

Are the rotation sites conveniently accessible for medical students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = accessible

How far are the clinical sites from the main campus?

Response Avg # Responders
5.00 2

0 = far away, 10 = close

How are clinical rotations scheduled? What are the required rotations?

"Four 12 month blocks during 3rd year. 5 weeks peds, 5 weeks OBGYN, 8 weeks surgery, 12 weeks medicine, 4 weeks neuro, 4 weeks psych, 10 weeks of elective" | Report Response

"Scheduled on a block bases. 4 blocks a year, each block covering different specialties. Required: Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Neurology, Psychiatry, Family Medicine as third years Required: ICU, Sub-i in medicine or surgery (sub-i in other specialties are considered electives)" | Report Response

What responsibility do med students have on the wards?

"Notes, direct patient care, creating plans, presenting on rounds, assisting in surgeries. Really the only thing we couldn't do was put in orders." | Report Response

What is the status/condition of the affiliated hospital(s)?

"Not sure" | Report Response

What is the typical patient population medical students work with?

"Underserved population from Harlem, Bronx, and Queens. Affluent upper east siders. Orthodox jews." | Report Response

"MIx of rich old white people and the more lower socioeconomic class from East Harlem" | Report Response

Social Environment

Do students do a lot of activities outside of school together?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

How would you rank student involvement in extracurricular clubs?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 2

0 = none, 10 = lots

What is the range of extracurricular clubs available?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = almost none, 10 = wide range

Is the student body cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
6.50 2

0 = competitive, 10 = cooperative

Is the environment supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
9.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.00 2

0 = no, 10 = very

Is the environment supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = no, 10 = very

What do the students typically like to do in the area?

"Drink, eat, play in the park" | Report Response

"Eat at restaurants, go to cafes, brunch, central park, NYC touristy things" | Report Response

Post Graduation

How do graduates from this school fare in residency and clinical practice?

"Very well" | Report Response

"Most students fare very well and match into excellent residency programs" | Report Response

What do you believe residency directors think about graduates from this program?

"Very favorably" | Report Response

"High quality graduates from a high quality program" | Report Response

Is this school known for producing physicians strong in a certain area? If so, which area?

"Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology" | Report Response

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