Office of Faculty Affairs
The Department of Medicine would not be what it is without our faculty; they are our greatest asset. From mentoring and supporting junior faculty to valuing the teaching, research and clinical experience of our senior faculty, we put our faculty’s needs first. We have created an extensive and interactive onboarding checklist to ease your transition into the department. And we have created a strong mentoring program to help junior faculty become senior faculty and move up the academic ranks.
To facilitate your onboarding to our faculty, the Department of Medicine is in the process of creating an interactive and extensive checklist that will help you access all pertinent personnel information. Some of the checklist you must complete prior to your start date. The rest can and will become more evident once you’ve had your first day at the Mount Sinai Health System. Our goal is to make sure that your transition is an easy one and that all of your questions and concerns are dealt with in a timely manner. We will post the list soon, so check back here often.
The Department of Medicine is committed to ensuring that its faculty are themselves healthy and in a position to heal others. To that end we are working with Patricia Bloom, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, and Certified MBSR Teacher and Eva Berlin, MSSMII and yoga therapy instructor to promote physician wellness and mindfulness. Physicians, residents, fellows and even medical students are encouraged to take classes that explore the science and manifestations of stress, so they can learn how to use simple mindfulness practices such as sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation, and mindful movement, to alleviate those stressors. They teach how physicians can share the benefits of mindfulness with their patients, through mindfulness practices and yoga therapy exercises that have been adapted for clinical practice.