New York University, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Admission
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New York University is a very large, private institution located in New York City, and has a combined graduate and undergraduate population of over 48,000 students. The university's Mount Sinai School of Medicine, however, is significantly smaller, and is home to about 450 graduate medical students. The average age of enrollment is around 23, and it is fairly rare for any of the students to enter the school directly from their undergraduate education. The school is perhaps best known for its emphasis on group education, its focus on the doctor-patient relationship, as well as the high patient contact students experience. Aside from the basic MD degree, the school offers joint degrees in the MD/MS, and the MD/PhD in the areas of biochemistry, biomathematical sciences, cell biology and anatomy, genetics, immunobiology, microbiology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, as well as biophysics.
Admission to New York University's Mount Sinai School of Medicine is extremely competitive among the many students who apply; last year, over 3,300 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 310 of those students were accepted. Eventually however, only about 120 of the admitted students actually enrolled for the coming semester. The admitted students had average MCAT scores of about 10.9 in Biology, 11.0 in Physics, and 10.0 in Verbal, as well as an average undergraduate GPA of about a 3.6. Students are notified of their admissions status on a rolling basis, and are able to take advantage of the school's early application program if they so choose.
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine has about 1,922 faculty members, all of whom come from very diverse academic and medical backgrounds. The school also boasts a very manageable student to faculty ratio of about 12:1, and the small classes allow for plenty of discussion and interaction between students and their professors.
Graduates of the School of Medicine often are accepted into some of the nation's most prestigious residency programs, and most frequently specialize in the areas of internal medicine, pediatrics, surgical specialties, as well as ob/gyn.
Students are required to complete extensive clinical clerkships including four 12 week rotations of pediatrics, obstetrics, nursery, and gynecology; medicine and geriatrics; surgery and psychiatry; as well as neurology, anesthesia, and family practice. Students complete their clinical training at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, North General Hospital, as well as the Maimonedes Medical Center.
"There are so many amazing opportunities at this school, and New York is the center of innovative research."
"The professors here are incredibly passionate, and they have all had a huge amount of experience in the field itself."
"Other students tend to be very supportive, and there is a great sense of community among us."
"Tuition is high, housing is expensive and hard to find, and the city is not a cheap place in general."
"There is definitely an overwhelming amount of work here. You basically have no life."
"The administration is impossible to get a hold of, and it's hard to find a real person to talk to."
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