Students Receive Residency Placements on Match Day
Mount Sinai medical students received their residency placements at the annual Match Day celebration on March 12, 2012
From more than 1,000 applications, the Department of Psychiatry has selected 14 extraordinary medical students to join its 2012-2013 residency program. The results were revealed on Match Day — an annual March event when medical students across the country find out where they will spend their residencies.
“Our incoming residents are exceptional students who come from diverse interests and backgrounds,” says Ronald O. Rieder, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education. “They have demonstrated success in their college and medical school coursework, clinical rotations, and clinical and basic science research, as well as fluency in languages, music and the arts.”
Ranked among the top 20 psychiatric research departments in the country, Mount Sinai is committed to training future scientists. Two of our incoming residents have been accepted into our highly competitive physician-scientist research track.
“The residents in this specialized program will be heavily involved in laboratory work, designing their own studies and investigations, in addition to bringing their developing expertise to clinical rotations,” says Asher Simon, MD, Associate Residency Training Director and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. “By offering specialized training for future physician-scientists, we further our mission of achieving translational medicine and moving new discoveries more quickly from bench to bedside.”
Ten medical students who graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in May have decided to pursue psychiatry as a specialty; and four of them will continue their training at Mount Sinai. Over 7 percent of medical students who graduate from Mount Sinai have chosen to pursue a residency in psychiatry — the national average is less than 4 percent. In addition to the 14 new residents, the Department has accepted three new fellows in child and adolescent psychiatry, two triple board residents, and two additional post-graduate year 2 (PGY-2) residents.
Our incoming residents and fellows come from leading medical schools and residency programs including Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Yale University.