To meet the special needs of physician-scientists, the Mount Sinai Medical Center has established the Research Residency Program. This comprehensive, flexible and integrated program is designed for physicians who are committed to basic or translational research academic career and allows the resident to complete a two-year, fast-track clinical training. Faculty guidance is provided immediately upon entry into the program and continued throughout the two-year program. 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 are needed to lead 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 Icahn School of Medicine. Residents are encouraged to continue their training at one of Mount Sinai’s premier fellowship programs, but are given flexibility to apply to programs fellowships outside of Mount Sinai if desired.
All residents accepted into the research residency program become lifelong fellows of the Solomon Berson Society, a forum developed for physician-scientists in the Department of Medicine. This society provides quarterly conferences and readings of specific interest to its membership.
The clinical training in the Research Residency Program will satisfy the eligibility requirements for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and for the subspecialty boards. Candidates with exceptionally strong basic science research credentials, or graduates of MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs, are encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted through ERAS.
Note that the Research Residency has a separate NRMP number from the Categorical Residency Program in Internal Medicine