Q: Where can I find my daily schedule?
A: Your daily schedule is found through Google calendars and will be released over the summer once the schedule has been completed.
Q: What are the textbook requirements?
A: Books are very independent! Look for used books online (www.bookfinder.com searches a variety of used book sites, including Amazon and Half.com). New textbooks can also be purchased in the kiosk on the first floor in the Annenberg building. The book list requirements, if any, will be available on Blackboard under the intended course.
COMPUTER AND LIBRARY RESOURCES
Q: Can I buy software through the school?
Microsoft and Adobe
Mount Sinai students are eligible to purchase selected Microsoft and Adobe products at a discounted price through the JourneyEd Software web-site (http://www.journeyed.com/select/go/MSMTSINAI). You must register with a valid Mount Sinai email address to qualify for the discount. Additional information may be requested to validate your registration such as a Mount Sinai ID. Please see the Purchasing Requirements (http://www.journeyed.com/page/purchase_requirements) page for details.
For more information about software: http://www.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/computer-services/software
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
Q: What is there to do?
A: You have an entire city at your fingertips, and that can sometimes be overwhelming. One good resource is MSSM’s Recreation Office. Once you have a student ID, you will have access to inexpensive tickets to Broadway shows, athletic events, operas and ballet. Your third, and best, resource will be your classmates and upperclassmen. There’s plenty of time in the beginning for you to explore the city together, and many people who have lived in the city for a while will love to share with you their favorite spots and activities. Also, check out www.nymag.com for the “Best of New York” and www.timeout.com/newyork to find out about upcoming events in the city, and also www.uppereast.com to find activities in the neighborhood. In addition, you can get free passes to the 92nd Street Y, which is accessible through MyGSocial (http://www.mygsocial.com).
Q: What kinds of student organizations are there at Sinai?
A: There are organizations that cover every possible interest (and if you want something that isn’t here, petition the Student Council to start your own club!). There are interest group organizations for most of the medical specialties and research areas, clubs that focus on international health, groups that fight for social justice, etc. There are also non-medicine related groups such as Sinai Arts, which puts on coffee houses, dramatic performances and art shows. There are softball and soccer teams and even a cooking club. It is not too difficult to find something that interests you. And, from the moment you arrive on campus, your email will be filled with announcements of club meetings offering free dinners to introduce you to their organizations.
Find mentors that remind you of why you came to Mount Sinai in the first place. If you start feeling really stressed or having trouble in school, do not hesitate to talk to someone.