1. Residencies & Fellowships
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Message From the Dean

Each year over 2,600 residents and fellows rotate through the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs, many of which are considered the best in the country. With more than 250 programs, we provide top-tier educational opportunities in almost every specialty imaginable—yet that’s only the beginning of what makes Icahn Mount Sinai exceptional. 

By cultivating a close working relationship with the Office of Well-Being and Resilience the Icahn Mount Sinai has gained a national reputation for developing innovative resources that enhance resident and fellow well-being. This includes our dynamic array of physical and mental health initiatives, as well as a redesigned, data-driven process to address professional misconduct, which is now being shared and replicated at other institutions across the country.

This passion for creating a supportive and collaborative training experience extends into our learning spaces, where we continue to invest heavily in simulation. Encompassing both the latest virtual reality technology and interactive standardized patients, this approach allows residents and fellows to advance their skills in a safe learning environment beyond the clinical arena, while further elevating a sense of community and mentorship. 

At Icahn Mount Sinai, we view diversity as a key driver of excellence. For many years now, the GME Diversity Council has diligently worked to create meaningful change throughout our training programs. Co-chaired by Jessica Reid-Adam, MD, MSCR Senior Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Graduate Medical Education at Icahn Mount Sinai, and Gary Butts, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System, and Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy, and Community Affairs for Icahn Mount Sinai, the GME Diversity Council focuses not only on recruiting diverse applicants, but also on fostering career advancement opportunities for our current residents and fellows, as well as promoting an inclusive learning environment. We also remain deeply committed to addressing the fundamental health care disparities in the patient populations we serve.

Any career in medicine requires tremendous empathy, resilience, and responsibility. As a lifelong general surgeon who still sees and treats patients, it is always my goal to communicate these values to our residents and fellows. Indeed, they are the values I see reflected at every level of our GME programs, which I will continue to ensure are positioned to provide the highest quality post-graduate training possible.

I. Michael Leitman, MD, FACS
Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai