An Advanced Education in Patient Care: Visiting Doctors
Another example of 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 1,000 homebound men and women throughout Manhattan. It serves as a model for similar programs around the country.
Every Mount Sinai medical student and internal medicine resident participates in an intensive Visiting Doctors rotation. "Everyone deserves not just adequate health care, but the very best health care has to offer," says Theresa A. Soriano, MD, MPH, Director of the Visiting Doctors Program and Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine). "We want to help our neighbors live long, healthy, and independent lives, and that is our goal when we show up at the door."
Watch "Doctor in the House," a short video about the Mount Sinai Visiting Doctor's Program. Watch the Video