Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics Residency

The Departments of Medicine and Genetics and Genomic Sciences offer an innovative four-year residency program, approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Genetics, which integrates traditional internal medicine training with comprehensive training in medical genetics and genomics.

The combined track is designed for two distinct categories of candidates:

  • Those interested in becoming clinical leaders in medical genetics and genomics who want to translate the rapid advances in this field into real-life therapies for patients with complex genetic disorders, or 
  • MD/PhD students who wish to develop translational or clinical research programs in fields affected by the rapid pace of genetic innovation and discovery.

Following completion of this program, candidates will be board-eligible for both Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics. Note that the Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics Combined Residency has a separate NRMP number. Please contact Salvatore Cilmi, MD, or George Diaz, MD, Co-Directors of the Med-Genetics Program with any questions.

Housestaff Story

Ayuko Iverson, MD, PGY3

Like many fourth year medical students across the country, I spent hours contemplating my rank list, rearranging my options, and discussing my thoughts with close friends.  Yet no matter how many times I returned to my list, it was always clear to me that the combined Internal Medicine - Medical Genetics residency at Mount Sinai embodied all of the essential qualities that I was looking for in a training program.  I wanted to care for a diverse patient population in a rigorous academic setting, have opportunities to do genetics research using the latest advancements in technology with renowned faculty, and be surrounded by amazing teaching mentors and supportive colleagues.  Mount Sinai continues to impress me in all of those regards, especially my warm and welcoming co-residents on whom I can always count on.  I have no regrets with my rank list and would choose Mount Sinai again in a heartbeat.