Nuclear Medicine Residency at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Our three-year training program requires an internship year as a prerequisite to residency training. It meets all requirements of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine in nuclear medicine. The program has a total of three residents.

Curriculum

We strive to provide you, our residents, with the knowledge and skills required for any of the increasing opportunities in nuclear medicine, including university research positions, clinical subspecialty practices, and general nuclear medicine practice in a community setting.

To achieve this goal, we use a combination of didactic lectures and interactive resident conferences. We offer a comprehensive orientation lecture series for our new residents and provide an extensive resident conference schedule, typically conducting two or three conferences daily.

You do rotations from the very beginning of training. Rotations include general nuclear medicine, nuclear cardiology, positron emission tomography, body computed tomography, and the radionuclide laboratory. During early training, we emphasize the basic sciences and fundamentals of nuclear medicine. As training goes on and you increase your knowledge and skill, you become more involved in the decision-making process and performing procedures. Often, you train one-on-one with faculty.

You apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The deadline is November 1. In addition to the standard form, please supply, through ERAS, the following: 

  • United States Medical Licensing Examination scores
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter (sometimes you can submit this after the November 1 deadline)
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of at least one year of training in a U.S.-based, clinical program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

We interview between four and eight applicants for one or two slots each year. We do not regard sex, religion, or racial background as relevant factors when considering applicants for residency positions.

Presenting our faculty members:

Sherif Heiba, MD
Lale Kostakoglu, MD, Section Chief
Urmi Sen, MD
Livnat Uliel, MD