Before You Arrive – Checklist

Be sure to check the email communications on the Orientation page to stay on top of new information!

Due Date: June 16, 2014
If you wish to apply for Financial Aid, the priority application date is June 16, 2014. You can access information about the Financial Aid Office here.

Due Date: June 16, 2014
Students wishing to request an accommodation must submit a Registration Form along with supporting documentation for approval.  Accommodations cannot be made until students are officially registered with the Disability Officer (DO). We are requesting that incoming students requesting accommodation register with the DO by June 16, 2014. If you require further information about Disability Services at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, please contact Mary Olsen, Disability Officer, at 917-750-9341 or email:

Due Date: July 1, 2014
If you wish to have housing, you must apply by the above deadline.  The application for housing opens on April 15, 2014.  If you are considering couples housing you should contact Angela Moura in the Real Estate Office.  For the application and more information regarding housing, go here.

Due Date: July 15, 2014
Your final transcripts must be sent to the Admissions Office as soon as they are available.  We do not receive transcripts through AMCAS, so please forward your final transcript(s) to the Admissions Office  1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1002, New York, NY 10029-6574.

Due Date: July 1, 2014
All incoming students must complete the mandatory Student Health Requirements and return all forms to Student Health by July 1, 2014.  All forms in this Incoming Student Health Requirements packet should be submitted by email to The packet includes the following:

  1. Student Health Form
  2. Meningococcal Vaccine Response
  3. Consent for Provider – Patient Communication
  4. Tuberculosis, Vaccination and Titers Response Form
  5. Physical Exam Form

One week prior to your start date the IT Department will send you via e-mail your unique Mount Sinai identifier and instructions on how to setup your Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai e-mail account.

Due Date: August 29, 2014
The Icahn School of Medicine requires all students to have medical insurance while enrolled.  Icahn provides a medical insurance plan for all students, including optional dental and visual plans.  Students who are on the insurance plans of their spouses or parents may waive Icahn’s plan by completing the waiver form available from the Enrollment Services Office.  More detail regarding next year’s insurance plan, along with the waiver application process will be available in the weeks to come.

Regardless of whether you are keeping your own insurance or signing up for the Mount Sinai insurance plan,  you must submit a completed Student Financial Billing Record/Waiver Form to the Office of Enrollment Services in Annenberg 12-70.

Due Date: August 1, 2014
Toxicology screens are required before you start school. We only accept screens through Quest Diagnostics. Toxicology forms for Quest Diagnostics will be mailed to you.   Once you have received your form, please search for the nearest Quest Diagnostics location. Results are automatically sent to the Admissions Office by Quest Diagnostics.

If you are an international student currently out of the country, you can complete the toxicology screening as soon as you arrive in the United States.  

Due Date: August 11, 2014
The Office of International Personnel will provide the documents needed to obtain your student visa. Please fill out the F-1 student application form to begin the process to obtain your I-20. The F-1 classification is issued to students who will be pursuing a full-time or part-time study in the United States in an approved school, university or other institution. Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 student status known as the form I-20 is prepared initially by the Designated School Official (DSO – Zakariyyah Selph), from the International Office at Mount Sinai. This form reflects the program of study, dates of eligibility, financial information, etc. This is NOT the visa document. Completed applications and supporting documents may be submitted via air mail, email or fax to 212-731-7804. If a scanner is accessible a Word or PDF file may be emailed to: .When all documents are received, the I-20 will be provided in 1-3 weeks depending on your location. The Office of International Personnel is located on 320 E 94th Street, 5th Floor (Between 1st and 2nd avenue).

WHITE COAT CEREMONY AND PROFILE (Questionnaire coming soon)
Due Date: TBD
Filling out this required survey ensures that we invite your family and friends to this special event. Additional profile questions will help us put together a profile book. This book is then shared with your class, faculty, and advisors. The survey will be released in summer 2014.

Due Date: August 31, 2014
Tell us what you think! This is your opportunity to help shape the services we provide students during their time here such as career planning services, financial aid, etc.  Your input is important. The link will be available at a later date.