Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Icahn School of Medicine 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.

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

All educational programs at Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West are open to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, gender, color, creed, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era. Members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Medicine accepts applications exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Our program number is 140-35-21-301. Please select either of "Preliminary" or "Categorical" tracks.

Required Documentation

Personal statement
Dean's letter
Medical school transcript
3 letters of recommendation, at least one of which is written by a physician from the Department of Medicine
Medical school graduation: 2011 or later
While we do not have minimum score requirements for the USMLE, the average score for the candidates who successfully matched with us this year was Step One: 235 (two digit score = 94) and Step Two CK: 236 (two digit score 96); First attempt only.
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

Application Timeline

September 15: ERAS post office opens
Late September: Begin screening applications
Early October: Begin sending interview invitations
November 1: Dean's letter released by ERAS
Early November: 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.

Interview Day

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 (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt). You will receive 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 be able to have lunch with the housestaff, during which you will have ample opportunity to interact with the residents. After lunch, you will be taken to the counter site by the jitney to tour the hospital. The tour at Mount Sinai 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 IMGs

J-1 Exchange Visitor 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 St. Luke’s and Roosevelt 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, 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 St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West.

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 should communicate this information to the GME Office.

Please note that we do not offer observerships or externships.