Harlem Residency in Family Medicine
The Harlem Residency in Family Medicine is sponsored by the Institute for Family health in affiliation with the Mount Sinai Health System. The program educates family physicians in the provision of longitudinal, preventive, comprehensive and accessible family-centered care to underserved, medically complex patients. The residency is a dynamic program that draws on the strengths of its experienced faculty, clinical training sites, and community resources. Recently accredited by the ACGME, this 12-12-12 residency will graduate its first class of residents in 2015.
Training consists of a combination of direct patient care and structured didactic experiences. The majority of patient care experiences occur at the Family Health Center of Harlem and the Walton Family Health Center. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized the program with Teaching Health Center Awards in 2011 and 2012. The Teaching Health Center designation is highly competitive and only awarded to a handful of programs across the country. This designation supports the program’s mission to train residents to provide outstanding primary care services in high-need communities. Learn more about the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program. All inpatient rotations occur at the Mount Sinai Hospital.
Our program allows residents to gain experience with diverse patients from a variety of cultures, ages and socioeconomic levels in a complex urban setting. Residents provide care to patients using the principles of the patient-centered medical home. As residents gain fluency in the use of Epic, the Institute’s electronic medical record system, they are exposed to advanced uses of health information technology to improve quality of care.
Residents train in areas of importance to the community, including comprehensive women’s health (including a full scope of reproductive care), management of chronic diseases, psychosocial aspects of health, substance abuse, and community-based care (in such settings as school-based health centers and homeless shelters). With this focus and through partnerships with community organizations, the program achieves the best possible health outcomes and attracts trainees with a passion for providing care to underserved patients.