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Educational Opportunities

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education provides exceptional education in all programs and at all participating institutions. Working with the Graduate Medical Education Office, the Consortium consists of the following institutions in the metropolitan New York area:

Together we supplement the didactic and clinical education of our residents, fellows, and faculty, by providing high-quality learning activities. Current offerings include orientation modules, simulated clinical examinations, retreats, seminars, and professional development.

From standardized patient examination to navigating publication and leadership development, here are some of the most exciting educational opportunities we offer. Please note that some programs, like our Chief Resident Retreat, are limited to specific training levels. 

Standardized Patient Examination and Bioethics Education

Designed for incoming first and second-year residents, these educational activities are offered through The Morchand Center. The Morchand Center uses highly trained professional actors as standardized patients to enhance a trainee’s ability to recognize medical errors. These examinations also increase competency in prescribing responsibly, gathering discharge information, and determining informed consent and advance directives.

Chief Resident Retreat

Each year, the Office of Graduate Medical Education hosts an offsite retreat for rising chief residents to prepare them for additional management responsibilities. This retreat focuses on mastering conflict resolution, leadership development, and learning patient safety and quality improvement skills.

Journal of Scientific Innovation in Medicine

The Journal of Scientific Innovation in Medicine is an open-access, international, peer-reviewed publication focusing on transformative scientific developments in the treatment of human disease. The mission is to advance the understanding of how to apply new technology, scientific discovery, and innovative solutions to expand the frontiers of medicine. 

The Editorial Board includes Icahn Mount Sinai residents, fellows, and faculty, and allows participants to develop an understanding of the process of developing scholarly materials. The Journal welcomes manuscripts of original research. Medical student, resident, and fellow papers, as well as accepted conference abstracts, are also accepted.

Leadership Development Program

Our 12-month Leadership Development Program is designed to provide residents and fellows with the skills and tools to work more effectively in a variety of team settings, as well as to increase self-awareness of leadership styles and impact. The Program includes interview and presentation training, as well as discussions with key physician leaders, senior executives of the Mount Sinai Health System, and experts beyond the Health System.

Master’s Degree Tuition Support

Funding support is available through a competitive application process for fellows in Icahn Mount Sinai-sponsored Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited fellowship training programs, who also wish to pursue a master’s degree in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Additional support through the Davis Foundation is available for up to two fellows within the underrepresented in medicine community who are training in primary care specialties.

Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society

Residents, fellows, and faculty in Graduate Medical Education (GME)-sponsored training programs may be nominated for induction into Alpha Omega Alpha, the national medical honor society. To be eligible, residents and fellows must be actively enrolled in an ACGME-accredited residency or fellowship training program and have already completed the PGY-1 year of postgraduate clinical training. Nominees are evaluated based upon demonstrated continued academic and professional achievement, including leadership, professionalism, service, and humanism.

Our Graduate Medical Education faculty enjoy access to a dynamic range of professional development opportunities throughout the year.

GME Educational Conference

This annual conference for program directors and faculty includes keynotes from speakers of national importance, as well as multiple workshop sessions on topics, including giving effective feedback, clinical teaching skills, academic promotions, and mentorship. The conference is open to faculty, residents, and fellows from across the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the larger GME Consortium.

Faculty Development Snippets Series

A series of 15- to 30-minute online Faculty Development Modules are available to all faculty, which have been created by Icahn Mount Sinai experts. Topics include “Feedback,” “Teaching with Technology,” “Everyday Bias in Clinical Medicine,” and “Teaching at the Bedside.”

Faculty Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Training Course

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a protocol developed in the late 1970s by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. It has become the leading curriculum for teaching secular mindfulness practice, and is taught in more than 750 health centers around the world. This certificate course, offered to Icahn Mount Sinai faculty and trainees, is delivered within separate cohorts twice annually, and follows the traditional curriculum, meeting for two hours once a week for eight weeks, with a six-hour retreat on the Saturday following the sixth class. 

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be eligible to attend additional workshops that will prepare them to be mindfulness facilitators for their training programs and departments. Additionally, a certificate will be given which satisfies the course requirement to embark on mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher training.

The administrators and program coordinators at Icahn Mount Sinai are deeply committed to facilitating the smooth operation of our programs across all departments. To help our staff achieve this mission, our administrators and coordinators take part in valuable professional development.

Program Administrator Education Series

This annual series for program administrators includes sessions on topics related to accreditation, along with professional development sessions on areas such as communication and project management.