Education

Education in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai includes a wide variety of opportunities, including residencies, fellowships, elective courses, and other programs.

Residency and Fellowship Programs

Our General Preventive Medicine (GPM) Residency Program educates physicians on all aspects of population medicine. Our program provides physicians with the skills for problem-solving in the planning, administration, organization, and evaluation of health care systems to improve health, with a focus on the promotion of wellness and the prevention of disease.

Our Occupational and Environmental Residency Program provides clinically trained physicians with a comprehensive clinical and research experience, and prepares physicians to address complex problems in occupational and environmental medicine. We prepare residents for leadership roles in academia, industry, public health, research and other relevant domains influencing individual and population health and safety, and help residents qualify for board certification in occupational medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

The NIH T32 Pediatric Environmental Health Fellowship provides post-residency/post-doctoral fellowship training in environmental pediatrics to a select cadre of clinically trained pediatricians and doctorally trained research scientists. In order to expand the scientific workforce in environmental medicine, we prepare doctors and scientists to become enviromental scientists and future academic leaders in the emerging field of environmental pediatrics.

Public Health Internship Program

Our Environmental Medicine Internship Program for Minority Students invites you to participate in a short-term training opportunity with us if you have a particular interest in the biomedical sciences and qualify as a minority.

Our Summer Internship Program is available for students to work with an EMPH faculty supervisor. Internship projects may include: data collection and analysis, patient recruitment, and research study management.

International Exchange Program

The International Exchange Program for Minority Students supports you, as a student or recent graduate, in mentored research abroad. The program emphasizes collaboration and the exchange of scientific and cultural knowledge in an atmosphere of support for diversity. We select minority bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree students from across the United States to participate.

International Training Program in Environmental and Occupational Health

Our International Training Program in Environmental and Occupational Health strives to support the environmental and occupational health sciences in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico while increasing awareness and measurable action against the avoidable conditions our Department is focused on. Our program promotes international awareness, collaboration, and progress in this increasingly important field.

Pediatrics Environmental Health Electives

As a resident, medical school or public health student, you may take Pediatric Environmental Health Electives, fielding clinical questions about childhood environmental exposures and learning to take an environmental history under the guidance of Environmental Pediatric physicians. You also have the opportunity to participate in clinical evaluations, educational seminars and lectures, and meetings with representatives from public health agencies. Although the focus of the elective is clinical, you have ample opportunity to assist with ongoing research, advocacy projects, and scientific papers. Mentoring is available for independent projects as well.