Sinai, with a mission that includes the teaching of future generations of health professionals, shares many of the characteristics of a university-owned hospital. Its own distinguished full-time faculty, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields, hold teaching positions at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Several thousand applications are received every year for the graduate medical training positions available at Sinai Hospital. Approximately 400 medical students from across the nation and world receive clinical training each year at Sinai. It is a training site for Johns Hopkins University medical students during their mandatory ambulatory and third-year internal medicine clerkships.