1. Family Medicine
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Education and Training

The Alfred and Gail Engelberg Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to fostering the development of future health professionals by creating engaging opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing health care careers. Education and clinical care are both major components of our department. We offer various opportunities for Icahn Mount Sinai students, as well as visiting domestic and international medical students. Our faculty and trainees provide high-quality, patient-centered health care for diverse populations, and rotations at all sites provide valuable experience in family medicine, working with accomplished practitioners, innovative practices, and advanced technology. We welcome medical students interested in gaining first-hand experience with providing primary care in medically underserved communities.

Explore Our Residencies and Fellowships

We operate four family medicine residency programs, three of which are affiliated with

The Institute for Family Health. As a family medicine resident, you’ll come face-to-face with the challenges facing the U.S. health care system, and learn just how much outstanding primary care physicians can do to fix them.

From the diverse patients we serve, to our faculty’s commitment to social justice and health equity, to our leading-edge approach to primary care service delivery, our program offers the experience you need to heal people, strengthen communities, and ensure that health care serves the most vulnerable people in New York and beyond.

The Alfred and Gail Engelberg Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, in partnership with The Institute for Family Health, offers four exceptional fellowships for family physicians seeking specialized training. Gain expertise in integrative medicine, clinical research, reproductive health care and advocacy, or addiction medicine through immersive programs.

Opportunities for Medical Students

We offer a Comprehensive Family Medicine elective—in New York City and the Hudson Valley—that provides core training in family medicine. The Comprehensive Family Medicine Elective is designed for medical students to gain experience in family medicine, in both the outpatient and inpatient setting.

Comprehensive Family Medicine (New York City)
Students will spend two weeks in our family medicine inpatient unit at The Mount Sinai Hospital, and two weeks at The Institute for Family Health’s clinical sites. We serve a diverse population, offering reproductive care services, integrative medicine services, HIV care, and prenatal care. If you are interested in a New York City elective, contact Eric Wildstein at eric.wildstein@mssm.edu.

Comprehensive Family Medicine (Hudson Valley Campus)
Third- and fourth-year medical students will rotate through inpatient and outpatient sites in the Mid-Hudson Valley at federally-qualified health centers in Ellenville, Kingston, New Paltz, Hyde Park, and Port Ewen. Through these rotations, students will get experience in both urban and rural centers. If you are interested in a Hudson Valley elective, contact Yisaira Mendez at ymendez@institute.org.

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