Primary Care Residency

With the changes in the health care system as a result of health care reform, primary care physicians are on the front lines and must provide compassionate, patient-centered, high-quality, cost-effective care. With complex treatment delivered more frequently in outpatient settings, increased specialization within medical fields, and the changing landscape of health care, the mission requires a new generation of physicians. They must be dedicated solely to primary care. As such, Mount Sinai's Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program's goal is to create physicians who are:

  • Well-rounded and effective clinicians, capable of providing high quality patient-centered, evidence-based clinical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Educators of both patients and fellow professionals
  • Advocates for patients and populations for improved health care
  • Leaders in all areas of primary care from the community to national level
  • Researchers, examining primary care clinical research, medical education and health systems/policy.

One of the distinct advantages of our Primary Care Residency Program is the variety of locations and practices at which our residents are able to train. While all residents maintain a practice at Mount Sinai's Internal Medicine Associates, which is hospital based and the largest primary care provider in the East Harlem community, Primary Care residents have the opportunity to develop other practices. One such practice may be at a community health center or in a subspecialty clinic such as geriatrics or HIV. Others include the Visiting Doctors Program and Health Care For the Homeless.

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Linda DeCherrie, MD 
Director, Primary Care Residency Program 
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Lauren Peccoralo, MD 
Associate Director, Primary Care Residency Program 
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Icahn School of Medicine 
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1087 
New York, NY 10029 


Associate Director

Lauren Peccoralo, MD

Meet Our Housetaff

Read about why one member of our Housestaff chose Mount Sinai for the Primary Care Residency Program.