The First Year At Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

17 July 2013

I was happy to be featured in a video produced by my medical school about life as a first year student here.

Since it was filmed throughout the entirety of first year starting from the white coat ceremony, and now I’m knee-deep in the second, it’s interesting to look back and remember snippets of how it all went down. It was shot in a hands-off style: besides coordinating when the crew would be where, and the “debriefing” interviews, we as students pretty much did our thing and the cameras rolled.

The video is sincere about the culture and mission of the school, with the essence of our experience as first-years conveyed quite honestly. There are a lot of special things about Mount Sinai that I’ve already discovered in the short time that I’ve been here. Most of all, what makes Sinai especially great are the students and faculty here, and I was happy to see the video let the students’ thoughts and personalities speak for themselves. Ultimately medical education is about the people around you, so you should never underestimate the impact of a happy and well-rounded student body.

Hopefully applicants see the video and get a more personal sense of what Sinai is like. If you’re applying to Sinai and are interested in anything that you saw or heard about, feel free to email me!