Community Engagement at Mount Sinai
Our commitment to science and medicine serving society will afford you the opportunity to treat diverse populations, both locally and abroad. Learn about some of the initiatives that you can be a part of: from the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP), our student-run health clinic; to our Global Health programs; Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMCA); and more.
The Icahn School of You at Mount Sinai can truly be your own. Our students engage with the surrounding community through clinical, educational, social, and research outreach efforts. Here’s a snapshot of what you could join in on:
- East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP) is a free student-run health clinic serving uninsured and under-served residents of the East Harlem community.
- MedDocs is a nine-week after-school program held twice each year in the fall and spring to teach high school students about the heart and lungs.
- MedStart is a summer camp and academic year-round program offered to East Harlem middle school students interested in science and medicine.
- Human Rights and Social Justice Scholars Program is a program student-created that initiates service learning experiences so that Icahn Mount Sinai students can pursue social justice work in their medical careers.
- Medical Mandarin is a student-run organization offering language and cultural competency education, to train current and future health professionals to become better communicators and caregivers who understand Chinese cultural traditions and their impact on healthcare.
- Medicina en Español is a student-run organization that offers three language proficiency levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) to learn Spanish that will enhance their medical training.
- Mount Sinai Human Rights Program (MSHRP) is a faculty- and student-run program that provides integrated pro bono medical care and social services to survivors of torture and asylum seekers to the United States. MSHRP is dedicated to a world united against the inhumane treatment of people.
- Racism and Bias Initiative is a transformational change initiative aimed at explicitly addressing and undoing racism and bias in all areas of medical school and centering racial justice, equity, and underrepresented voices and experiences of our medical education peers and colleagues.
- Affinity Groups at the Icahn School of Medicine are a way for communities of students to be linked by a common purpose, self-identifying attribute, commitment, or belief. The overarching mission for affinity groups at Icahn Mount Sinai iis to provide a safe space for all participants to identify salient issues and common concerns through dialogue and programming.
- If you wish to develop a program, an idea, or concept that inspire you, we are here to support you and your vision.
- Learn more about student and community engagement opportunities.