New Programs for Third-Year Medical Students Offered at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Programs aimed at students interested in management consulting in healthcare

 – September 29, 2014 /Press Release/  –– 

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is teaming with McKinsey & Company on two new academic initiatives that will offer students a first-class medical education combined with a comprehensive apprenticeship in the business of healthcare.

The first initiative is an MD/Management Consulting program. Many third-year medical students choose to take a scholarly leave of absence to pursue other academic interests before completing their medical studies. Now, if accepted by both institutions, third-year ISMMS  students will have the opportunity to enroll in McKinsey’s two-year Fellowship in Health Care Consulting before returning for their fourth and final year of medical school. MD Fellows will serve on client project teams alongside traditional consultants, gaining broad exposure to health care businesses and business problems, and will be offered extensive professional development opportunities.

The second initiative allows undergraduates who have completed two years at McKinsey and who have an outstanding academic record to apply to ISMMS without the traditional science   qualifications or sitting the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). The initiative builds on the success of our FlexMed program, which encourages talented undergraduates from any discipline to study at ISMMS.   

“These programs will help equip students with the skills and experience relevant to a wide range of leadership roles in academic medicine or clinical care, in the operations or administration of clinical enterprises, or in health care policy,” said Dennis S. Charney, MD, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and President for Academic Affairs, Mount Sinai Health System.  “We are proud to join McKinsey in helping cultivate the next generation of health care innovators.”

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven member hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community‐based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 6,600 primary and specialty care physicians, 12‐minority‐owned free‐standing ambulatory surgery centers, over 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island, as well as 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health funding and by U.S. News & World Report.

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