The Internal Medicine Residency Program at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West produces the highest quality physicians and physician-scientists by fostering a residency program that emphasizes intellectual curiosity, compassion and camaraderie. Our goal is to create doctors capable of both clinical excellence and academic leadership all in a supportive environment.
Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West
Read about what makes our program unique: our faculty, our curriculum and our residents themselves.
We have a rigorous program that will give you a thorough grounding in medicine whether you choose to stay with us for our highly coveted three-year program or a preliminary year. Read more
Residency is more than just studying and rounding. Living in New York, among all the geographic and ethnic diversity that this city provides is an fabulous backdrop for your training program. Read more
The hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System select trainees based on their ability and without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, military status, disability, citizenship, genetic predisposition, sexual preference, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Department of Medicine accepts applications exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). In November 2015, Mount Sinai Roosevelt name was change to Mount Sinai West. The ACGME program may still reflect the old name. The program number has not changed. Our program number is 140-35-21-301. Please select either of "Preliminary" or "Categorical" tracks.
- Personal statement
- Dean's letter
- Medical school transcript
- 3 letters of recommendation, at least one of which is written by faculty from the applicant's home institution's Department of Medicine
- Medical school graduation: 2012 or later
While we do not have minimum score requirements for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), the average score for the candidates who successfully matched with us this year was Step One: 235 and Step Two CK: 246. Only applicants who cleared the USMLE or COMPLEX at First Attempt will be considered.
- We sponsor J-1 and H1-B visas
- Clinical experience within the past two years is preferred
- US clinical experience is not required
- We do not offer pre-matches
- ECFMG certification by the time of interview is helpful but not required
September 15: ERAS post office opens
Late September: Begin screening applications
Early October: Begin sending interview invitations
End of October: Interviews begin
December 15: Application deadline
Mid-January: Interviews end
Late February: Rank lists entered
We interview candidates from the mid October to mid January. The interviews are conducted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The interview day begins at 8:00 am; a continental breakfast is served. The morning session may be either at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital or at Mount Sinai West Hospital. You will hear a presentation from the program leadership describing various features of our program, attend morning report, take a tour of the hospital and interviewed by two faculty members. You will also have lunch with the housestaff, affording you the opportunity to get to know them and ask questions. After lunch, you will be taken to the counter site by the Jitney to tour the hospital. The tour at West will also include a visit to the subsidized resident's housing located across the street. The interview day ends at approximately 2:30 pm. For information on directions and parking, please refer to our website.
For International Medical Graduates
J-1 Exchange Visa: The J-1 has been the visa most commonly held by international medical graduates (IMGs) engaged in residency training in the United States. The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West Hospitals is responsible for processing of J-1 visa applications for physicians participating in clinical training programs.
H1-B Temporary Worker Visas: Under certain circumstances, Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West may sponsor international medical graduates for H1-B visas for the purpose of receiving graduate medical education training. The only candidates who will be considered for H1-B sponsorship must be categorical candidates entering a training program of at least two years in length, who are (1) ECFMG certified and (2) must have also passed the USMLE step 3 by the time of the match result (usually mid-March). All sponsored candidates for H1-B visas must use the services of the lawyer associated with our GME.
Other Work Permits: If you are expecting to receive a work permit by means other than the J-1 or H1-B visas, please review the circumstances with the program director or coordinator who will communicate this information to the GME Office.
Please note that we do not offer observerships or externships.
For a list of FAQs regarding our application process, please click here.