Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai

Training and Education

A major goal of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai is to train the cadre of future clinicians who will be leaders in addiction disorders with significant expertise in treatment services and research. The Institute provides a highly personalized approach to training that recognizes the complex nature of addiction disorders and provides exposure to innovative and diversified training programs. Training is provided for psychiatrists, psychologists, physician assistants, nurses, and social workers as well as translational and basic scientists. Our training programs combine outstanding clinical experiences with opportunities to advance science in addictive disorders through research.


Our training program opportunities include the following:

  • Residency Programs
  • Medical Student Fellowship
  • Externship Programs
  • Predoctoral Internship Programs
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Additional Internship Programs
  • Translational Addiction Research Fellowship
  • Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program: The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai (AIMS) offers a fully-accredited, one-year Fellowship in Addiction Medicine Program in New York City that trains qualified physicians in the evaluation and treatment of patients with substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. The Fellowship takes places at AIMS at Mount Sinai West Hospital and Mount Sinai St Luke’s Hospital. Fellows are required to hold a valid New York State medical license and have completed an ACGME-accredited residency training program in any medical specialty. We have trained physicians from the fields of Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Emergency Medicine. The 2017-2018 fellows will train at the Institute from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018.
  • Fellowship in Clinical Addiction Research: The Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai (AIMS) offers a one-year Fellowship that can run consecutively with the clinical Addiction Medicine Fellowship. During this fellowship, candidates work on mentored research focused on a specific translational or clinical project at any of the Mount Sinai sites. The goal is to develop critical thinking in research design, data analysis and interpretation that can lead to a publication(s). This fellowship is targeted to candidates who are interested in pursuing an academic career within the clinical addiction field.