To meet the unique needs of physician-scientists, the Department of Medicine has established the Research Residency Program. This comprehensive, flexible and integrated program is designed for physicians who are committed to a basic or translational research-based academic career and allows the resident to complete a two-year, fast-track clinical program. Faculty guidance is provided immediately upon entry into the program and continued throughout. We are committed to training and nurturing physician-scientists by providing them with all the necessary tools for launching successful careers in academic medicine.
Academic physician-scientists must take the lead in the integration of advances in research into compassionate patient care. To complement their formal education, developing academic physician-scientists need postgraduate training, both in the clinic and the laboratory. The result is a personally tailored, integrated training program that takes advantage of the strong clinical tradition in the Department of Medicine and the strength of the basic science programs in this department and throughout the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Residents are encouraged to continue their training in one of Mount Sinai’s premier fellowship programs, but are given flexibility to apply to other fellowships if desired.
Candidates with exceptionally strong basic science research credentials, or graduates of MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs, are encouraged to apply to this program. Note that the Research Residency has a separate NRMP number from the Categorical Residency Program in Internal Medicine. Please contact Alice C. Levine, MD, Director of the Research Residency Program with any questions.