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Alfred and Gail Engelberg Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

The Alfred and Gail Engelberg Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is a collaboration between The Institute for Family Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The department bridges community health centers and the medical school, providing outstanding primary care educational experiences for students, residents, and fellows. Using an integrated family practice model, medical students and researchers at Icahn Mount Sinai have unique exposure to community health settings as they train to become the next generation of health care providers. We combine education, research, and clinical care in inpatient settings at Mount Sinai, and outpatient settings through the Institute, which accepts all patients, regardless of their ability to pay, at all of its locations.

Family medicine is an important specialty that adds enormous value to the health care system. We see family medicine as comprehensive, coordinated, and culturally competent, taking a holistic approach to health that integrates psychological, social, economic, and environmental determinants of health with biomedical factors. With our comprehensive network and expertise, trainees can expect to address racial and ethnic disparities in health, advance use of health information technology, and find innovative ways to improve care for diabetes, depression, women’s health, HIV, and other health issues in the communities they serve.

The Institute for Family Health

Students, residents, and fellows train at The Institute for Family Health sites, caring for individuals and communities who historically have had limited access to care. The Institute for Family Health is a federally qualified health center network that provides medical, mental health, and dental health services, as well as primary care training and education. The Institute operates 22 full-time and eight part-time health centers serving low-income communities in New York City and the Mid-Hudson Valley. Across all these sites, the Institute provides 575,000 visits to nearly 100,000 patients each year. Trainees have the unique opportunity to work in an environment that meets all standards for affordable, accessible, and comprehensive health care services. It is accredited by the Joint Commission and recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a level three patient-centered medical home, the highest recognition available.

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