Research Residency

At Mount Sinai we have researchers who are engaged in cutting-edge scientific discovery that will change the face of medicine tomorrow. The residents in the Department of Medicine who participate in the fast-track Research Residency Program can take advantage of the myriad of opportunities to work with these researchers while completing their medical training.

This comprehensive, flexible and integrated program is designed for physicians who are committed to a basic or translational research-based academic career. Faculty guidance is provided immediately upon entry into the program and continued throughout.  We are committed to training and nurturing physician-scientists by providing them with all the necessary tools for launching successful careers in academic medicine.

To complement their formal education, developing academic physician-scientists need postgraduate training, both in the clinic and the laboratory. The result is a personally tailored, integrated training program that takes advantage of the strong clinical tradition in the Department of Medicine and the strength of the basic science programs in this department and throughout the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Residents are encouraged to continue their training in one of Mount Sinai’s premier fellowship programs, but are given flexibility to apply to other fellowships if desired.

Candidates with exceptionally strong basic science research credentials, or graduates of MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs, are encouraged to apply to this program. Note that the Research Residency has a separate NRMP number from the Categorical Residency Program in Internal Medicine. Please contact Alice C. Levine, MD, Director of the Research Residency Program with any questions.

Housestaff Story

Christiaan DeVries, MD, PhD, Class of 2017

When I was applying for residency programs, it was very important to me to find a program that combined diverse research opportunities and strong clinical training.  It was clear to me from my first day as an intern that Mount Sinai went above and beyond satisfying both these criteria.  We care for extremely complex patients on a daily basis.  I know when I graduate from residency, I will be well prepared to handle any clinical scenario.  Moreover, there are a multitude of basic, translational, and clinical research opportunities here.  Having done my PhD in tumor immunology, I was thrilled by the breadth and depth of the researchers that Mount Sinai had in this area.  But what really sets our program apart is the culture.  Just about every attending you come across is involved in some sort of research, and their enthusiasm for asking questions and utilizing the latest evidence based medicine is palpable.   I would encourage anyone with the goal of becoming a physician-scientist to come to Mount Sinai.  I could not be happier with my choice.