The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and is currently in the process of collecting data and implementing interventions to address several areas in need of improvement per the decision of the LCME in October 2021.
These areas include, as examples:
- Student study space and lounge space in the clinical sites
- Pediatrics census data
- Responsiveness/awareness of administration to student concerns
- Well-being programs
- Financial aid counseling
- Workload in the clerkships
- Career advising
- Pre-clinical curricular content
ISMMS is currently working on status reports due to the LCME by April 1 and December 1, 2022. With support and commitment from Dean Charney to improve the educational experiences at ISMMS for our medical students, we are contracting with an outside qualitative researcher to run Focus Groups with our students to provide more depth to get at the “root causes” of the areas of improvement from the LCME and suggested interventions/solutions (January 2022).
Once the Focus Groups are concluded, the researcher will provide the CQI Oversight Committee and the ISMMS administration with themes and ideas that come from the Focus Group sessions. Implementation of appropriate interventions will begin in late winter/early spring 2022, with baseline surveying across all classes of students in April 2022.