The Military/Veteran Healthcare Group (MedVets) serves as a community for military veterans and HPSP scholarship recipients enrolled at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Medvets has the mission “continue to serve” and primarily focuses on refugee and veteran health initiatives. Currently, MedVets provides mental health care for refugees based in NYC through a Mt. Sinai clinic built from the EHHOP model. MedVets also supports students’ rotations in medical care of veterans at VA facilities throughout New York City by providing familiarization on both military culture and common illnesses that affect veterans.
In addition to working closely with the student body at Mount Sinai, we network with other veteran organizations affiliated with local universities in order to encourage student-veteran interest in medicine.