• Press Release

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)

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 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 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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