FAQs

Here we provide answers to your most common questions about the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship.

We accept 2-3 fellows annually to the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

To be considered for our fellowship, you must have completed a general psychiatry residency training program and be either licensed in New York State or eligible for a license.

Download our application and submit it with the following:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Copy of current medical license
  • Three letters of support (one of which must be from the current training director in general psychiatry)
  • Medical school transcript and dean’s letter
  • Test scores (ECFMG, USMLE)
  • Personal statement describing your reason for pursuing a career in psychosomatic medicine, your experiences with psychosomatic medicine/consultation-liaison psychiatry, and your career goals

Send all application materials to:

Carrie L. Ernst, MD
Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship Program
Department of Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230
New York, NY 10029

Submit your application as early as possible. Our deadline is October 1, but we will accept late applications on an individual basis at the discretion of the program director.

Yes, our program participates in the NRMP. For more information, visit the NRMP website.

Our training director and other members of the Consultation Psychiatry team use a milestones-based format to guide the trainee evaluations. You meet semi-annually with the fellowship director to formally discuss your clinical, academic, administrative, and professional skills and to discuss goals for continued progress in these areas. You and your supervisor both evaluate each clinical rotation and you complete a formal, written evaluation after the end of each rotation of the rotation and the faculty. We also use 360 degree evaluations, through which patients and colleagues assess your work.

You may seek permission to moonlight from the Training Director, so long as it will not interfere with your training responsibilities or hours in any way, and complies with Part 405.4 of the New York State Health Code.

Psychosomatic medicine fellows are not required to take any evening or weekend call during the fellowship year.

Our fellowship program offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical and dental insurance, malpractice coverage, and four weeks of paid vacation. For more information on current pay scales, benefits, contracts, and other residency information, visit Icahn School of Medicine Consortium for Graduate Medical Education.

We give you many opportunities to teach medical colleagues, residents, and medical students throughout your fellowship. You also supervise medical students and psychiatry residents rotating through the service, and provide lectures for the medical surgical teams. We encourage you to teach the weekly consultation psychiatry seminar for second-year residents and formal didactics for the third-year medical student clerkship.

To learn more, or to find out if we can still consider applications for a specific fellowship year, call 212-659-8828.