Internal Medicine Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital produces the highest quality physicians and physician-scientists by fostering a residency program that emphasizes intellectual curiosity, compassion and camaraderie. Our goal is to create doctors capable of both clinical excellence and academic leadership. Whether you plan to pursue further training in fellowship or go into practice, our program prepares you for the challenges of being a physician in the 21st Century.

You have a choice of residency programs. Why choose ours? Read here to learn more.

We have a rigorous and thorough training program that prepares you for a career in academic medicine. With a variety of education tracks, your medical training can be tailored to meet your interests and needs.

It’s not all the training, though. Learn about life during your residency.

All applications are accepted only through ERAS and the Department of Medicine offers all of its Internal Medicine residency positions through the NRMP.

  • Categorical Three-Year Program, 1490140C0
  • Preliminary One-Year Program, 1490140P0
  • Research Residency Program, 1490140C1
  • Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics Combined Residency Program, 1490766C0
  • Primary Care Residency Program, 1490140C2
  • Preliminary Neurology One-Year Program, 1490140P1

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai sponsors other Internal Medicine programs that are primarily based at hospitals other than The Mount Sinai Hospital. These programs should be applied to directly. You may apply to more than one program sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine and this will not prejudice consideration of your application. The review of your application and the scheduling of interviews requires, at the minimum, your ERAS application, transcript, and Dean's letter. Additionally, we require a letter of recommendation from your Department of Medicine and letters from two faculty members. Please include a personal statement and curriculum vitae, in addition to the above, all through ERAS.

Mandatory Drug Testing

Consistent with Mount Sinai's commitment to a safe and drug-free environment for our patients and staff, all new employees, including housestaff, are required to pass a drug-screening test prior to beginning employment. Accommodation will be made for those taking prescription drugs.

Application Checklist

  • All applications through ERAS
  • Transcripts
  • Dean's letter
  • Letters of Recommendation (2)
  • Department of Medicine Letter of Recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE scores

Interview Day

Your interview day will begin at 8:00 A.M. in one of our Medicine conference rooms, where you will have a continental breakfast and be introduced to the Internal Medicine Residency Program. Your morning will typically include interviews with a faculty member and a tour of our inpatient wards and outpatient clinics. You will also get to observe our daily resident Morning Report with the Program Director and Chief Residents, which is followed by an interactive session with the Chair of Medicine, the Vice Chair of Education, and the Program Director.  Candidates then join the residents and residency staff for lunch. Candidates may also have interviews with a faculty member in the afternoon. The interview day concludes with a specialty faculty panel and closing remarks from the Program Director.