Medical Specialties for Visiting Physicians Academic Program

The purpose of this program is to allow residents or attending physicians from countries other than the United States and Canada to pursue specialized clinical training at the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education for periods of up to six months (Certificate Program). Eligibility requirements include 1) a license to practice medicine in the home country, 2) at least two years of prior residency training, and 3) a demonstrated command of the English language. Participants in this program will be sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine for F-1 visas.

In addition to the above requirements, clinical training beyond the six-month period (Diploma Program) will require that physicians have 1) ECFMG certification and 2) a limited permit to practice medicine in New York State.

Departments interested in participating must develop an organized, educational curriculum for the visiting physicians, including clinical and didactic components. This must include goals and objectives as well as a description of specific clinical and didactic experiences, including an outline of the hours per week devoted to each experience. A minimum of 10 hours of didactic sessions per week is required for all programs. The K-30 curriculum can be used toward this end. An evaluation system for participants should also be specified. Visiting physicians may be able to participate as auditors in courses sponsored by the Clinical Research Training Program, by the Master of Science in Community and Preventive Medicine Program, and, where appropriate, by the Graduate School. All educational curricula must be approved in advance by the Dean for Graduate Medical Education.

Physicians will not be paid for their participation, and tuition will be charged based upon the length of the program. However, tuition may be waived, as deemed appropriate. At the conclusion of the academic program, depending upon its length, a certificate or a diploma will be issued.

Certificate Program

This is either a three-month or a six-month program that will include clinical experiences with direct patient contact under careful faculty supervision, formal seminars, and grand rounds. The schedule of activities will vary by specialty but will be approved in advance by the Dean for Graduate Medical Education. All students will be matriculated on a full-time basis.

Diploma Program

This program will be either 12 months or 24 months in duration and will include clinical experiences with direct patient contact under careful faculty supervision, formal seminars, and grand rounds. For those physicians participating in the two-year program, supervised research on projects approved by the Institutional Review Board will also be undertaken. The exact curriculum will vary by specialty but must be approved in advance by the Dean for Graduate Medical Education. All students will be matriculated on a full-time basis.

Tuition

The tuition for the program is as follows:

Three-month Certificate Program $6,000
Six-month Certificate Program $12,000
One-year Diploma Program $24,000
Two-year Diploma Program $48,000

Application Process

Interested applicants should complete the application form and return it with the required credentials directly to the department. Applications and required documentation should then be forwarded to the Office for Graduate Medical Education (Box 1076). Please contact Monique Sylvester at (212) 241-6694 or monique.sylvester@mssm.edu with any questions about the program.