The Division of General Internal Medicine of the Department of Medicine at Icahn School of Medicine offers a two- to three-year fellowship designed to prepare clinicians for careers in clinical and health services research or medical education.
The training curriculum includes Master of Public Health degree coursework, research or medical education seminars, mentored research projects, teaching, and patient care activities. Fellows may work alongside research and education faculty within our Division. Areas of research expertise in our Division include: health disparities, chronic disease self-management, primary care of aging populations, healthcare for homebound adults, comparative effectiveness research, and health policy, often in the context of asthma, lung cancer, diabetes, hypertension, or hepatitis C. We collaborate extensively across departments at Mount Sinai enabling research and mentorship in many other disciplines as well. Education training focuses on development of curricula and educational innovations for residents in ambulatory care, and trainees develop research skills to measure the impact of their projects. All candidates are eligible to receive an MPH degree.
A strength of the program is the breadth and depth of research interests held by the many established researchers at Mount Sinai and the tradition of collaboration across divisions and departments that creates abundant opportunities for mentored clinical research. With the support of faculty researchers, each fellow is expected to design, implement and complete multiple projects and present their findings through publication in peer-reviewed journals, abstract presentations, and talks at regional and national conferences.