An Advanced Education in Patient Care: Visiting Doctors

Another example of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai''s commitment to providing students with outstanding role models is our landmark Visiting Doctors Program. Visiting Doctors brings high-quality medical care to the homes of patients with complex and serious illnesses. Begun with just 23 patients in 1995, today it is the largest physician home visiting program in the United States, serving more than 1,300 homebound men and women throughout Manhattan. It serves as a model for similar programs around the country.

Every Icahn School of Medicine medical student and internal medicine resident participates in an intensive Visiting Doctors rotation. "Showing medical students and residents how to do a house call and seeing patients in their homes are really eye opening experiences for trainees. We hope that they understand the medical system and the complexities of caring for patients on a deeper level because of the experiences they have at Visiting Doctors," says Linda V DeCherrie, MD, Director of the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program and Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine.

Doctor in the House

Watch "Doctor in the House," a short video about the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctor's Program.  Watch the Video