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FlexMed Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

FlexMed Program – Application Cycle 2015/2016





What is Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai?

Ranked as a top 20 medical school, according to U.S. News & World Report, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) has a reputation for innovation and thoughtful risk taking. We encourage and support the bold thinking and disciplined science that will change the face of medicine.  Learn more here: ISMMS Website

What is FlexMed?

In response to major changes in the priorities of the biomedical science and health care fields, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai developed an early acceptance program known as FlexMed. It is the first program of its kind in the nation, offering college sophomores from any major early acceptance. Once accepted, students will be free to pursue their area of study, unencumbered by the traditional science requirements and the MCAT.   Learn more here:FlexMed Website

What are the benefits of applying and being accepted into FlexMed?

  • Early Acceptance: end of your sophomore year in college
  • No MCAT: accepted students are not permitted to take the MCAT
  • Revised pre-med requirements: eliminating Organic Chemistry
  • Flexibility: “Flex” intellectual, creative, humanistic and scientific muscles
  • Academic Freedom: you will be free to pursue the area of study you want, unencumbered by the traditional pre-med science requirements

Who qualifies to apply?

  • You must be a sophomore enrolled at an accredited US/Canadian College/University
  • You must have completed one year of college Biology, one year of college Chemistry, or one year of college Physics by January 15th of the year you apply
  • A valid SAT or ACT score

When should I apply?

For the 2015/2016 cycle the application is currently open and must be submitted by January 15, 2016.

What is Icahn School of Medicine looking for in an applicant?

  • Commitment to a career in research, teaching, service and clinical practice in medicine
  • Students with a thoughtful educational plan who understand how a diverse knowledge base will enhance their career in medicine
  • Ability to demonstrate academic excellence, social conscience, engagement in service activities, and leadership
  • Diversity of experiences and backgrounds
  • Intangibles (i.e. athletics, music, teaching, talents/skills)
  • Strong Academic Record: 2014/2015 accepted students had an average GPA over 3.5 and averaged over 700 on each section of the SATs.

If you are interested in learning more about FlexMed, we encourage you to read more about the program here: FlexMed Website

Interested in learning how accepted students have benefitted from the flexibility of the program? Please click here


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