Q: Where can I find information about course schedules?
A: The course schedule is found on our Clinical Research Education Website www.mssm.edu/clred under Curriculum
Q: Do I need to go to lectures?
A: Class attendance is mandatory. Other Clinical Research Program events throughout the academic year will also require your attendance. You will be notified of these events via email.
Outside the Classroom
Q: Will I have time to have fun?
A: Yes, definitely! Having things to do outside of class work is just as important as being studious. Even more than in college, striking a good balance is important. There are a number of student organizations to become involved in and plenty of fun to be had in the city. Depending on your learning style, you may find that the amount of free time you have varies – from very little immediately before a test to quite a bit following a test.
Q: What is there to do?
A: You have New York City at your fingertips, and that can sometimes be overwhelming. One good resource is the Recreation Office. Once you have a student ID, you will have access to inexpensive tickets to Broadway shows, athletic events, operas, ballets, etc. Your best resource will be your classmates and upperclassmen. There’s plenty of time in the beginning for you to explore the city together, and many people will have lived in the city before and will love to share their favorite spots and activities. Also, check out www.nymag.com for the “Best of New York” and www.timeout.com/newyork to find out about upcoming events in the city, and also www.uppereast.com to find activities in the neighborhood. In addition, you can get free passes to the 92nd Street Y, which has beautiful workout facilities. Y Passes are managed by the Student Council and can be accessed through the wellness committee’s site once you’re on campus.
Q: What kinds of student organizations are there at Sinai?
A: There are organizations that cover every possible interest (and if you want something that isn’t here, petition the Student Council to start your own club). There are interest group organizations for most of the medical specialties and research areas, clubs that focus on international health, groups that fight for social justice, etc. There are also non-medicine related groups such as Sinai Arts, which puts on coffee houses, dramatic performances, and art shows. There are softball and soccer teams, and even a cooking club. It is not too difficult to find something that interests you. And, from the moment you arrive on campus, your email will be filled with announcements of club meetings offering free dinners to introduce you to their organizations.