With the changes in the health care system as a result of federal reform, primary care physicians are on the front lines providing compassionate, patient-centered, high-quality, cost-effective care. With complex treatment delivered more frequently in outpatient settings, increased specialization within medical fields, and the changing landscape of health care, the fulfillment of this mission requires a new generation of physicians dedicated solely to primary care. As such, Mount Sinai’s Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program Track’s goal is to create primary care physicians who are:
- Well-rounded and effective clinicians capable of providing high-quality, patient-centered, evidence-based clinical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings;
- Educators of both patients and fellow professionals;
- Advocates for patients and populations for improved health care;
- Leaders in all areas of primary care from the community to national level;
- Researchers and scholars dedicated to examining primary care clinical research, medical education and health systems/policies.
One of the distinct advantages of our Primary Care Residency Program Track is the variety of locations and practices where our residents are able to train. All residents maintain a practice at Mount Sinai's Internal Medicine Associates, a hospital-based clinic and the largest primary care provider in the East Harlem community. Primary care residents additionally have the opportunity to develop continuity practices in other settings such as community health centers, federally qualified health centers, specialty primary care such as geriatrics or HIV medicine, or in the Visiting Doctors Program.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive, interactive and project-based curriculum covering topics such as primary care basic skills, health policy and advocacy, research and scholarship, medical education, leadership and quality improvement, as well as narrative medicine and integrative medicine.
A key strength of our program is its focus on developing individualized paths for each resident and class. In order to provide our residents with the unique tools and skillsets for success in their future primary care careers, residents help to design their own goals and experiences.
Applicants interested in the Primary Care Residency should make sure to use the appropriate NMRP number and to contact Lauren Peccoralo, MD, Director of the Primary Care Residency Program Track, or Jennifer Weintraub, MD, Assistant Director of the Primary Care Residency Program Track with any questions.