- Half of the incoming students at Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine will be able to forgo the MCAT and traditional premed requirements, being accepted during their sophomore year of college as long as their GPA remains at 3.5 or higher through their senior year.
- In its efforts to gain well-rounded students who can communicate with a diverse mix of patients, the New York school will grant more favor in admissions to students proficient in Mandarin or Spanish, and courses like healthcare policy and ethics will be able to replace organic chemistry and physics as prerequisites.
- Mount Sinai's program is an expansion of its Humanities and Medicine Program and one of over 100 proposals for overhauling medical education received by the American Medical Association, which will award $10-million to 10 winning proposals in June.
From the article:
... The New York school is introducing a flexible admissions program for half its incoming students, who will be able to skip the Medical College Admission Test, forgo traditional premed requirements, and be accepted in their sophomore year in college, as long as they maintain a 3.5 grade-point average through their senior year. ...