Educational Programs

At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we supplement the didactic and clinical education of residents, fellows, and faculty by providing exceptional learning activities. Current offerings include orientation modules, simulated clinical examinations, retreats, seminars, and professional development. Some programs, like our Chief Residents Retreat, are limited to specific training levels. 

A large part of your hospital orientation will be completed online. The Graduate Medical Education office has created electronic modules for a wide variety of topics such as fatigue management, cultural competency, resident and fellow wellness, and medical student teaching.

Many of our incoming first and second year residents participate in simulated clinical encounters through the Morchand Center for Clinical Competence. These examinations use standardized patients to test your ability to recognize medical errors, to prescribe responsibly, to gather discharge information, and to determine informed consent and advance directives. Many of our programs use this assessment to develop individualized resident learning plans.

Our GME Office hosts a two-day, offsite retreat for rising chief residents. The goal of this program is to prepare you for the additional management responsibilities that come with being a chief resident. The retreat focuses on developing your conflict resolution, leadership, patient safety and quality improvement skills.

Each June, residents and fellows from the Mount Sinai Health System and our Consortium affiliates are invited to present research in oral and poster presentations. Prizes are awarded for the top presenters in several categories.

Residents and fellows receive ongoing professional ethics training via seminars, case conferences, and team rounds conducted by the School’s Bioethics faculty.

Brijen Shah, MD, leads our GME faculty development programs. Dr. Shah provides “train the trainer” sessions for residency program directors and other faculty, teaching important skills such as feedback and assessment. Program-specific interventions are available as well.