What's unique about the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?

By | October 25, 2013

Visit their website for the full scoop, but here are some highlights about what makes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai unique:

  • huge focus on community service and activism
  • competency domains: patient care, knowledge, learning/collaboration, professionalism
  • the first two years are pass/fail
  • testing schedules are flexible; tests are online and you have a few days to complete it
  • the idea is to build community and not competition
  • follow clinically ill patients from the start of medical school to build longitudinal experience
  • the famous free clinic
  • InFocus weeks for all four years teach skills that are typically not part of the medical curriculum (e.g., in the 4th year, one InFocus week is on teaching)

Note: the pronunciation of "Icahn" is just like the word "icon"

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