Education & Training

We provide a variety of types of education and training.

Clerkships and Electives 

Education and clinical care are both major components of our Department. We are proud to offer various opportunities for Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai medical students at the Institute for Family Health’s practice sites in New York City and the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Institute provides 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.


The Institute for Family Health has Ambulatory Care clerkships at several Manhattan sites. Geared to third-year students, these rotations provide experience in outpatient family medicine. Currently, sites include the Family Health Center of Harlem, the Sidney Hillman and Phillips Family Practice in Downtown Manhattan, the Amsterdam Family Health Center in Manhattan, and the Walton and Stevenson Family Health Centers in the Bronx.

If you are interested in rotating with the Institute during your third year, you can request to have the Institute be your assigned site during the third-year lottery. For further details, contact Jennifer Reyes at               


If you would like to pursue family medicine through your elective rotations, we offer several options:

If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Crowder at with your desired dates. You can also arrange a tailor-made elective with one of our family medicine faculty. 

The Institute for Family Health offers mixed outpatient and inpatient family medicine rotations for third- and fourth-year medical students in the Mid-Hudson Valley. Sites include the Institute for Family Health's federally qualified health centers in Ellenville, Kingston, New Paltz, Hyde Park, and Port Ewen, providing both urban and rural experiences.  The name of the elective course is MD1338 Comprehensive Family Medicine Elective at IFH – Hudson Valley Campus.

If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Crowder at with desired dates.

The training site locations in the Mid-Hudson Valley New York for clerkships and electives are:

Kingston Family Health Center
1 Family Practice Drive
Kingston, NY 12401

Ellenville Family Health Center
6 Healthy Way
Ellenville, 12428

New Paltz Family Health Center
279 Main Street, Suite 102
New Paltz, NY 12561

Family Practice Center of Hyde Park
11 Crum Elbow Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Family Practice Center of Port Ewen
213 Broadway
P.O. Box 628
Port Ewen, NY 12466

Family Medicine Residency Programs

We operate three family medicine residency programs in affiliation 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 cutting-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 mission of the Institute for Family Health is to improve access to high quality, patient-centered primary health care targeted to the needs of medically underserved communities. In support of its mission, the Institute’s residency programs train family physicians to provide outstanding family medical care in diverse communities.

Harlem Residency in Family Medicine
Sponsored by the Institute for Family Health in affiliation with the Mount Sinai Health System, this residency program educates family physicians in providing longitudinal, preventive, comprehensive, and accessible family-centered care to underserved, medically complex patients.

Learn more about the Harlem Residency in Family Medicine

Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program
The Institute’s Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program has been a leader in community-oriented primary care training since 1979. The program is proud of its strong connection to the community and the number of our graduates who remain committed to serving underserved communities throughout their careers.

Learn more about the Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine
This residency offers an innovative training program for those who want to make a difference for America’s most medically underserved individuals.

Learn more about the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine

Fellowships in Family Medicine

In partnership with the Institute for Family Health, the Department is proud to offer the following fellowships for family physicians: