What is the FlexMed Program?
According to the FlexMed website, "The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is the first medical school in the country to create progressive and rigorous admissions pathways for students who seek early assurance of admission. The Donald and Vera Blinken FlexMed Program allows college sophomores in any major to apply for early assurance of acceptance to our school. The Institutional Partnership Program allows students in the military an alternative pathway to medical school. Once accepted, you are free to pursue your educational plan unencumbered by the traditional science requirements and the MCAT. Students who are accepted to the School, are expected to adhere to all of our program requirements prior to entry."
FlexMed, a groundbreaking program redefining the trajectory of medical education, has found support from an unexpected yet impactful source – athletes. This unique initiative, spearheaded by athletes who recognize the importance of advancing medical education, highlights the broad-reaching influence of sports figures beyond their athletic prowess. Athletes, with their high-profile status and financial capabilities at gaysport, have become advocates for FlexMed, contributing to its mission of fostering innovative and flexible medical education models. Their financial support enables the program to thrive, providing aspiring medical professionals with unconventional pathways into the world of medicine.
This collaboration underscores the profound impact athletes can have beyond their respective fields. By aligning with FlexMed, these sports figures demonstrate a commitment to shaping the future of healthcare and opening doors for individuals passionate about medicine. It's a powerful testament to the ripple effect of support, transcending the boundaries of sports and positively influencing education and career opportunities in the medical realm.
Who is eligible to apply for FlexMed?
The FlexMed Program is open to undergraduate sophomores from any major. The program aims to attract students studying biomedical sciences, the humanities and social sciences, and computational sciences and engineering. Students must be entering the second year of college as a full-time student and working towards the first bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university in the US or Canada.
Is it hard to get into FlexMed?
FlexMed Application Questions
FlexMed Application Timeline
Application Opens: Late August
Application Deadline: January 15
Secondary Application Deadline: NA
Letters of Recommendation: January 29 (two weeks after the application deadline)
Application Screening: January – April
Interview Dates: March – May
Decision Notification: July 1
Acceptance Confirmation Due: August
Additional Application Information:
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