- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Established 1963 Type Private Religious affiliation Nonsectarian Dean Dennis S. Charney, MD Academic staff 1,716 full-time, 3,770 total Students 516 Location Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA Website www.mssm.edu
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Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) is an American medical school in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, currently ranked among the top 20 medical schools in the United States. It was chartered by Mount Sinai Hospital in 1963.
MSSM and the Mount Sinai Hospital occupy a four-block area adjacent to Central Park on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, with architecture designed by I.M. Pei. MSSM and Mount Sinai Hospital comprise the Mount Sinai Medical Center, of which Kenneth L. Davis, MD, is the president and CEO.
- MSSM is in the top-tier of programs in the U.S., currently ranked 18th overall in the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World Report best medical schools for research; no other medical school in the U.S. has risen so quickly over the past decade.
- The first U.S. medical school to establish a Department of Geriatrics, MSSM is ranked 1st in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report.
- MSSM is ranked 18th among medical schools in the U.S. receiving NIH grants, and 3rd in NIH research dollars per faculty member.
- MSSM's PhD program is ranked 3rd among 53 U.S. institutions in a survey conducted by Academic Analytics in 2008 and 7th on the organization’s list of top 20 specialized research universities in biomedical health sciences.
- The Scientist magazine ranked MSSM 15th overall in its 2009 “Best Places to Work in Academia” survey.
- According to an American Medical Student Association survey, MSSM is one of eight medical schools in the U.S. to receive an "A" for its conflicts of interest policies relating to pharmaceutical industry marketing.
- MSSM was the sole recipient of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)'s Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service in 2009.
- MSSM has been named to the first-ever President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
- The Mount Sinai Simulation HELPS Center (Human Emulation, Education and Evaluation Lab for Patient Safety and Professional Study), housed in the Department of Anesthesiology, recently received accreditation by the American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Simulation Education Program and is one of only 18 programs in the country to earn this distinction.
- MSSM's Morchand Center for Clinical Competence, a state-of-the-art standardized patient center, was featured on the television show Seinfeld, where Cosmo Kramer plays a patient actor with gonorrhea.
The first official proposal for the establishment of the medical school was made to the hospital's trustees in January 1958. Although almost half a century had passed since a medical school had been successfully created without the participation of a university, in 1963, a charter for the school was established. The challenge of defining the new school's needs and refining its philosophy was met by, among other people, Hans Popper, Horace Hodes, Alexander Gutman, Paul Klemperer, George Baehr, Gustave L. Levy, and Alfred Stern. Milton Steinbach was MSSM's first president.
In 1968, MSSM commenced its first class of future physicians and quickly became one of the leading medical schools in the U.S., with Mount Sinai Hospital gaining international recognition for its laboratories as well as advances in patient care and the discovery of diseases.The City University of New York (CUNY) granted MSSM's degrees.
In 1999, MSSM changed university affiliations from CUNY to New York University (NYU) but did not merge its operations with the New York University School of Medicine. This affiliation change took place as part of the merger in 1998 of Mount Sinai and NYU medical centers to create the Mount Sinai-NYU Medical Center and Health System. In 2007, Mount Sinai Medical Center's Boards of Trustees approved the termination of the academic affiliation between MSSM and NYU. In 2010, MSSM was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and MSSM became an independent degree-granting institution without a university affiliation for the first time in its history.
MSSM publishes the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine: A Journal of Translational and Personalized Medicine six times a year.
MSSM's medical curriculum is based on the standard division of medical education in the United States (U.S.): the former two years of study are confined to the medical sciences, the latter to the study of clinical sciences. The first and second years at MSSM are strictly pass/fail; the third and fourth years feature clinical rotations at Mount Sinai Hospital as well as affiliate hospitals – including Elmhurst Hospital Center, the Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, and James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx.
MSSM's quadruplet missions (quality education, patient care, research, and community service) follow the "commitment of serving science," and the majority of students take part in some aspect of community service. Notably, this participation includes The East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP), which was developed by the students of MSSM to create a health partnership between the East Harlem community and the MSSM, providing quality health care, regardless of ability to pay, to uninsured residents of East Harlem.
MSSM also features a unique early-admissions program, The Humanities and Medicine Program, which guarantees students admitted to that program a place in the medical school. These students, known colloquially as "HuMeds," apply during the fall of their sophomore year in college or university and do not take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). HuMeds make up about 25% of each year's MSSM medical class.
MSSM's student body is diverse, consisting of 17.9% underrepresented minorities (URM) and 53.6% women. The entering class of 2010 included 59 colleges, most heavily represented by Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Stanford, UPenn, Duke, Princeton, Brown, Cornell, and Dartmouth. One of the most selective medical schools in the United States, Mount Sinai boasts an average matriculating MCAT score of 35 and an average matriculating overall GPA of 3.7.
Individual educational programs are accredited through the appropriate bodies, including but not limited to LCME, CEPH, ACCME and ACGME. All degree-granting programs are registered with the New York State Department of Education.
Medical Educational Programs Graduate School of Biological Sciences Programs MD Program PhD Program MD/PhD Training Program MD/PhD Training Program Humanities and Medicine (HAM) Early Acceptance Program MPH Program Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery – MD Training Program MS in Biomedical Sciences MD/MBA Program MS in Genetic Counseling MD/MPH Program MS in Clinical Research Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program for Medicine (PREP-Med)
Notable alumni and faculty
- Stuart A. Aaronson, internationally recognized cancer biologist and the Jane B. and Jack R. Aron Professor of Neoplastic Diseases and Chairman of Oncological Sciences
- David H. Adams, co-creator of the Carpentier-McCarthy-Adams IMR ETlogix Ring and the Carpentier-Edwards Physio II degenerative annuloplasty ring
- Michael Arthur, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds
- Ambati Balamurali, youngest person ever to become a doctor, according to Guinness Book of Records
- Joshua B. Bederson, Professor and Chief of Neurosurgery and the first neurosurgeon at Mount Sinai to receive an NIH R01 grant as principal investigator
- H. A. Berlin, American neuroscientist
- Solomon Berson, American physician and scientist whose discoveries, mostly together with Rosalyn Yalow, caused major advances in clinical biochemistry
- Tamir Bloom, accomplished American epee fencer
- Michael J. Bronson, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and creator of the Vision Total Hip System
- Michael L. Brodman, Chair and Professor of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science and pioneer in the field of urogynecology
- Steven J. Burakoff, cancer specialist, author of both Therepeutic Immunology (2001) and Graft-Vs.-Host Disease: Immunology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment (1990), and the Director of Mount Sinai Hospital's Cancer Institute
- Robert Neil Butler, physician, gerontologist, psychiatrist, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and the first director of the National Institute on Aging
- Alain F. Carpentier, hailed by the President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery as the father of modern mitral valve repair
- Thomas C. Chalmers, famous for his role in the development of the randomized controlled trial and meta-analysis in medical research
- Dennis S. Charney, current Dean of the school and one of the world's leading experts in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders.
- Hank Chien, plastic surgeon and Donkey Kong world record holder
- Kenneth L. Davis, current Chairman and C.E.O. of Mount Sinai Medical Center, who developed what is now the most widely used tool to test the efficacy of treatments for Alzheimer's Disease.
- Charles DeLisi, former Professor and Chair of Biomathematical Sciences and Professor of Molecular Biology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Burton Drayer, President of Mount Sinai Hospital (2003–2008) and President of Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)
- Raja M. Flores, thoracic surgeon and Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery who was instrumental in creating VATS lobectomy as the standard in the surgical treatment of lung cancer
- Valentin Fuster, the only cardiologist to receive all four major research awards from the world's four major cardiovascular organizations.
- Jeffrey Flier, dean of Harvard Medical School
- Scott Friedman, President of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and pioneering researcher in the field of Hepatic Fibrosis
- Janice Gabrilove, inventor of patent describing initial isolation and characterization of human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)
- Steven K. Galson, Former Surgeon General of the United States
- Eric M. Genden, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology, who performed the first successful jaw transplant in New York State
- Randall B. Griepp, Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery who collaborated with Norman Shumway in the development of the first successful heart transplant procedures in the U.S.
- David A. Halperin, expert on cults
- Andrew C. Hecht, Assistant Professor of both Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurosurgery and spine surgical consultant to the New York Jets, the New York Islanders and the New York Dragons
- Ravi Iyengar, Professor and founder of the Iyengar Laboratory, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Andy S. Jagoda, Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and editor or author of 13 books, including The Good Housekeeping Family First Aid Book (ISBN 0688178944) and the textbook Neurologic Emergencies (ISBN 0071402926)
- Jeffrey P. Koplan, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Annapoorna Kini, Associate Professor of Cardiology and co-author of Definitions of acute coronary syndromes in Hurst's The Heart
- Philip J. Landrigan, one of the world's leading advocates of children's health
- Jeffrey Laitman, anatomist and physical anthropologist, Distinguished Professor of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Professor and Director of the Center for Anatomy and Functional Morphology, Professor of Otolaryngology and Professor of Medical Education.
- Ihor R. Lemischka, an internationally recognized stem cell biologist and stem cell research advocate
- Derek LeRoith, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease and Director of the Metabolism Institute and the first to demonstrate the link between insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and cancer
- Barry A. Love, cardiologist specializing in pediatric and congenital heart problems and Director of Mount Sinai's Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Director of the Pediatric Electrophysiology Service
- Michael L. Marin, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the first in the United States to perform minimally invasive aortic aneurysm surgery and one of the first to perform a successful stent graft procedure
- Sean E. McCance, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and listed as one of the "Best Doctors" for spinal fusion in Money Magazine
- Diane E. Meier, geriatrician and MacArthur Fellow, 2008
- Juan Mezzich, president of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
- David Muller, co-founder of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program, the largest academic physician home visiting program in the U.S.
- Michael Palese, Medical Director of the Department of Urology and among the few surgeons in the United States trained in open, laparoscopic and robotic kidney procedures.
- Peter Palese, world-renowned expert on influenza.
- Sean P. Pinney, current Director of both the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program and the Pulmonary Hypertension Program
- Kristjan T. Ragnarsson, physiatrist and Professor and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine with an international reputation in the rehabilitation of individuals with disorders of the central nervous system
- David L. Reich, Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology and a pioneer in the use of electronic medical records
- John W. Rowe, CEO and executive chairman of Aetna from 2000 to 2006
- David Samadi, pioneer in robotic prostatectomy.
- Alan L. Schiller, Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology and member of the Board of Directors of the National Space Biomedical Research Institute
- Bernd Schröppel, transplant nephrologist and Assistant Professor of Nephrology
- Aryeh Shander, recognized in 1997 by Time magazine as one of America's "Heroes of Medicine"
- Samin K. Sharma, Director of Interventional Cardiology at Mount Sinai Heart
- Gillian Small, current University Dean for Research at the City University of New York
- René Simard, co-author of On Being Human: Where Ethics, Medicine and Spirituality Converge
- Joseph Sonnabend, physician, scientist and AIDS researcher, notable for pioneering community-based research, the propagation of safe sex to prevent infection, and an early and unconventional multifactorial model of AIDS
- Paul Stelzer, professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, who helped establish the Ross procedure as the standard for aortic valve replacement
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