The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Icahn School of Medicine produces the highest quality physicians and physician-scientists by constructing a residency program that emphasizes intellectual curiosity, compassion and camaraderie. Our goal is to create doctors capable of both clinical excellence and academic leadership.
Physicians trained at Mount Sinai will not only have a solid clinical foundation, but will have the tools to thrive within the constantly evolving landscape of medicine. The days of one-size-fits-all training have passed. Divergent and wide-ranging career paths including outpatient primary care or specialty practice, hospital medicine, clinical and translational research, and global health, all require focused attention during training.
We have created numerous programs within our residency program to allow physicians-in-training to shape a learning experience tailored to their own individual career plans. In addition to our various tracks detailed in the Education Tracks of this website there are many opportunities through research, elective selection and other activities for residents to pursue their interests.
The Internal Medicine Training Program, with its strong emphasis on clinical experience in diverse settings includes three different hospitals. Approximately two-thirds of our residents’ training is spent at The Mount Sinai Medical Center - a facility that provides tertiary care to patients referred for the diagnosis and treatment of uniquely complex medical problems as well as primary and secondary care for the people of the Upper East Side and East Harlem communities. One-third of the residency is spent off-campus at the James J. Peters Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx and the Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens. By rotating through these three facilities, our residents are exposed to both unique patient populations and complex cases that many trainees don’t see until well into their post-graduate education.
We expect our graduates to finish with a well-balanced, solidly grounded education in evidence-based medicine. In order to accomplish this, all residents develop and complete a research project during their training. We have multiple opportunities for basic, clinical research, education and quality-related research, along with policy and global health research for our residents and we have an outstanding mentoring program that provides continuity from one generation of physicians to the next.
Ultimately, this residency program is designed to create a foundation for excellence in patient-centered clinical care upon which lifelong learning may take place. We know that our trainees will become outstanding general internists regardless of their subsequent career plans.
If your personal and career goals include a desire to make a difference in the lives of a diverse patient population, and if you possess the passion to help your patients and your community while contributing to the advancement of medicine, we hope you will consider joining us in our mission.
Salvatore Cilmi, MD
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029