Mount Sinai (Icahn)

Address

Office of Admissions / Annenberg Building, Room 13-90 / One Gustave L. Levy Place -- Box 1002 / New York, New York USA 10029

Overview

Savvy Rank
The Savvy Rank is a combination of admissions selectivity (MCAT, GPA, acceptance rate), research ranking, and primary care ranking.
30
School Type
Whether the school confers an MD or DO degree, is an international (Intl) school for Americans or is a Canadian (CA) school
MD
Public/Private
Private
Year Founded
1968
US News Rank - Research
20
US News Rank - Primary Care
58
Cost
Out-of-state tuition, from cheap ($) to obscenely expensive ($$$$$)
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Weather Rating
How nice is the weather, from crappy () to excellent ()

City Size
9M+

Getting In

Median GPA
3.87
Median MCAT
519
Research Rating
A combination of factors to show the school's research ranking and research opportunities, from very little research () to lots ()
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Out-of-State Rating
Whether the school is very out-of-state friendly (), somewhat friendly (), not friendly (), or in-state only ()
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International Friendly
How friendly the school is toward international applicants
Yes
Med School Class Size
Class sizes range from 40 students to 400
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Application
AMCAS
Letters of Rec Required
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Secondary Essays

Secondary Essay Difficulty
How many essays, how long, and how unusual the prompts, from easy () to brutal ()
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Screen Before Secondaries
Does the school read your primary before sending a secondary?
No
Typical Secondary Release Date
When does a school usually release its secondary relative to other med schools (though it may vary from year to year)?
Medium
Secondary Fee
$110
Other Tests

Interviews

Interview Type
Interview Invites Begin
Interview Format
MMI - Multiple Mini Interview; Traditional - two-way conversation
Traditional
Accepts Updates?
Does the school accept update letters?
Yes

Secondary Essay Prompts

Essay Topics (’21 – ’22)

1. What is the toughest feedback you ever received? How did you handle it and what did you learn from it? (250 words)

2. Describe a situation that you have thought to be unfair or unjust, whether towards yourself or towards others. How did you address the situation, if at all? (200 words)

3. If you are currently not a full time student, please briefly describe the activities you are participating in this academic year. (100 words)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. If there is an important aspect of your personal background or identity or a commitment to a particular community, not addressed elsewhere in the application, that you would like to share with the Committee, we invite you to do so here. Aspects might include, but are not limited to significant challenges in or circumstances associated with access to education, living with a disability, socioeconomic factors, immigration status, or identification with a culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Briefly explain how such factors have influenced your motivation for a career in medicine. (100 words)

Essay Topics (’20 – ’21)

1. If you are currently not a full time student, please briefly describe the activities you are participating in this academic year. (100 word count)

2. Were there any adverse circumstances in your premedical preparatory journey including but not limited to recent impact from COVID-19? If yes, please explain. (100 word count)

3. If there is an important aspect of your personal background or identity or a commitment to a particular community, not addressed elsewhere in the application, that you would like to share with the Committee, we invite you to do so here. Aspects might include, but are not limited to significant challenges in or circumstances associated with access to education, living with a disability, socioeconomic factors, immigration status, or identification with a culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Briefly explain how such factors have influenced your motivation for a career in medicine. Completing this section is optional. (100 word count)

4. What is the toughest feedback you ever received? How did you handle it and what did you learn from it? (250 word count)

5. Describe a situation that you have thought to be unfair or unjust, whether towards yourself or towards others. How did you address the situation, if at all? (200 word count)

Essay Topics ('19 – '20)

1. What is the toughest feedback you ever received? How did you handle it and what did you learn from it?

2. Describe a situation in your life that you have thought to be unfair or unjust, whether towards yourself or towards others. How did you address the situation, if at all?

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. Were there any circumstances which you feel might have adversely affected your academic performance during college? If so, please explain:

Essay Topics ('18 – '19)

1. If you are currently not a full time student, please briefly describe the activities you are participating in this academic year. (100 words)

2. If there is an important aspect of your personal background or identity or a commitment to a particular community, not addressed elsewhere in the application, that you would like to share with the Committee, we invite you to do so here. Aspects might include, but are not limited to significant challenges in or circumstances associated with access to education, living with a disability, socioeconomic factors, immigration status, or identification with a culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Briefly explain how such factors have influenced your motivation for a career in medicine. Completing this section is optional. (100 words)

3. What is the toughest feedback you ever received? How did you handle it and what did you learn from it? (250 words)

4. Please tell us about a situation in which working collaboratively on a team was challenging. What did you do? What did you learn? (200 words)

MD/PhD:

1. Please describe an influential experience that motivated your decision to become a physician-scientist.

2. What is the toughest feedback you ever received? How did you handle it and what did you learn from it?

3. Please tell us about a time when an experiment didn't go as planned or yielded an unexpected result. How did you approach this challenge and what did you learn?

4. What are your career goals? Which characteristics of the MD/PhD Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai do you believe will help you to achieve them?

Essay Topics ('17 – '18)

1. If you are currently not a full time student, please briefly describe the activities you are participating in this academic year. (100 words)

2. Please tell us about a passion (professional or personal) you have had thus far in your life. (250 words)

3. Please tell us about a situation in which working collaboratively with others was challenging (250 words)

OPTIONAL QUESTION:

1. If there is an important aspect of your personal background or identity or a commitment to a particular community, not addressed elsewhere in the application, that you would like to share with the Committee, we invite you to do so here. Aspects might include, but are not limited to significant challenges in or circumstances associated with access to education, living with a disability, socioeconomic factors, immigration status, or identification with a culture, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity. Briefly explain how such factors have influenced your motivation for a career in medicine. Completing this section is optional.

Essay Topics ('16 – '17)

1. Please tell us about a passion (professional or personal) you have had thus far in your life. (250 words)

2. Please tell us about a situation in which working with others has been challenging. (200 words)

Essay Topics ('15 – '16)

1. Please tell us about a passion (professional or personal) you have had thus far in your life. (250 words)

2. Please tell us about a situation in which working with others has been challenging. (200 words)

Essay Topics ('14 – '15)

1. Please tell us about a passion (professional or personal) you have had thus far in your life. (250 words)

2. Please tell us about a situation in which working with others has been challenging. (200 words)

Essay Topics ('13 – '14)

1. What makes you unique, someone who will add to the Mount Sinai community? (Suggested 250 words or less)

2. Indicate the reasons for your specific interest in Mount Sinai. (Suggested 200 words or less)

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