Blogs

A Sanctuary Campus

The Mount Sinai Health System, which includes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and seven hospital campuses, is a safe haven where patients, students, and employees are free to receive care, learn, and work without fear of discrimination, harassment...

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These Times

The past few weeks have been intense. We continue to face the challenge of addressing mental health and well-being, while coping now with a national landscape that has increasingly normalized racist and biased rhetoric and behavior. We at the Icahn School of Medicine...

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#WhatDoctorsLookLike

In response to Dr. Tamika Cross’s encounter with bias and discrimination while aboard a Delta flight on October 9, over the past couple of weeks, we created a declaration to share solidarity with Dr. Cross and to acknowledge #WhatDoctorsLookLike. Our statement is now...

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Wellness Includes Equity

As you know, a task force has been formed to explore wellness in our community and to reflect on the adequacy of well-being resources and mental health support for our trainees. Directly impacting wellness in our learners is the larger community and country that we...

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Top Picks—A Suggested Reading List

We would like to share a reading list that we believe can increase awareness and a different level of understanding of racism and bias. We are also interested in hearing from you. If you have suggestions of additional text, please feel free to send them our way. The...

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#JusticeForAlan

Christian Pean is a fourth-year medical student here at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. As many of you know, Christian's brother Alan was shot this past August in a hospital while attempting to get treatment. Thankfully Alan survived and is able tell his...

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Yearning to Breathe Free

At our medical school we talk a lot about justice, equity, human rights, and patient-centeredness. We care about patients because we care about people, families, neighborhoods, and those whose need is greatest. Our hearts go out to anyone in pain, anyone in need of an...

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