|Message from the Dean|
A Historic Gift from The Mount Sinai Alumni Association
As a Mount Sinai alumnus and the Dean for Medical Education, I am inspired by the recent gift to the Icahn School of Medicine from The Mount Sinai Alumni Association. This historic $1.6 million gift to the Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund raises the bar on what we can do for our students, who work vigorously to drive forward a progressive vision of science and medicine in the service of humanity.
As the cost of attending medical school continues to rise, the need for scholarships is increasingly urgent. Thanks to The Mount Sinai Alumni Association’s generous gift, we can be fully competitive in attracting the most promising students, nurturing and challenging them while they are here, and mitigating their financial burden so they may pursue careers that will propel them to ever greater heights of discovery and service.
Scholarships not only provide invaluable financial support; they also relay to our students that we know how much they sacrifice to join this honorable profession, and that we are committed to making it easier for them in any way we can. We have a critical role in this respect. As alumni, we must embrace the opportunity to support today’s physicians and scientists in training, whose passion for medicine renews our own.
Our students will follow in our footsteps. Their professional achievements will perpetuate the scientific advances and innovative treatment approaches learned here, improving health for generations of patients. I hope you will be inspired to join the Alumni Association in this virtuous cycle of giving back through the Alumni Endowment Fund, launching the next generation of talented students to discover, treat, and lead with impact.
David Muller, MD, MSH ’95
Dean for Medical Education
Marietta and Charles C. Morchand Chair in Medical Education
Professor of Medical Education and of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai