We are proud to be part of the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine SWAG Initiative! The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Scholar-Athlete Initiative is a partnership with local and national organizations to raise awareness about careers in health care and science among scholar-athletes. We are specifically focusing on Scholar-athletes With Academic Goals (SWAG)., i.e. Scholar athletes with SWAG. The message of the program is that participation in athletics and striving for academic excellence prepares them for success in these careers and that it is possible to balance both.
So far we have connected student-athletes from the Saturday Night Lights program and from the Riverside travel program. We look forward to continuing this partnership and connecting more of our student-athletes with internships and opportunities to learn more about the medical field.