National Public Radio - "New York Medical School Widens Nontraditional Path for Admissions"
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has admitted a quarter of its incoming students for the last 25 years through a program that gave early admittance to humanities students. "It was designed to attract humanities majors to medicine who would bring a different perspective to education and medical practice," says Dr. Dennis Charney, dean of the school. And it worked so well, he says, that the school expanded the program on Wednesday. By 2015, about half the incoming class will be admitted through the new FlexMed program. Learn more