The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is proud to announce three new graduation awards beginning in the 2016–17 academic year. Starting with the Class of 2017, graduating medical students who have demonstrated a commitment to mitigating racism and bias in our school, community, and health care system, will have the opportunity to be conferred one of the following three awards:
Dr. David K. McDonogh Award for Diversity in Medical Education
This prize is awarded to the graduating medical student who has worked diligently to increase diversity in medicine and on our campus and has worked to create and support an environment where diversity and inclusion are valued.
Award for the Promotion of Social and Racial Justice
This prize is awarded to a graduating medical student who exemplifies the view of medicine as a socially responsible human service profession and has demonstrated engagement in and commitment to deconstructing and mitigating racism and bias in the our school, community, and health care system.
Patricia Levinson Award for the Advancement and Inclusion of Women in Medicine
This Award honors a medical student who has contributed significantly to the advancement of women leaders in medicine and science and has worked toward gender equity in academic medicine. The awardee has a track record of advocating for the development of women leaders as well as enhancing the professional environment for women in medicine.