Research

In this fellowship, you spend approximately 45 percent of your two-year program working on research projects. You have the opportunity to develop an original project that is an offshoot of an already established departmental or medical center research theme. As an institution, we are particularly interested in the neurobiology of aging, health care outcomes and health services, palliative care, ethics, cardiovascular disease and stroke, and evidence-based medicine.

You can base your project at The Mount Sinai Hospital or at one of our affiliate institutions. The Institutional Review Board of the host institution must approve all projects, when applicable. 

Faculty members formally monitor your progress periodically. At the beginning, they help you develop your ideas and assess their feasibility. As you move along the project, you work one-on-one with your project mentor.

If you are interested in working with a large set of electronic medical records, the Bronx Veterans Administration Medical Center offers many opportunities. We encourage you to participate in existing projects or to develop one of your own.

Some of our fellows have made poster presentations at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting.

Research Requirements

We expect you to submit an abstract to the metropolitan area American Geriatrics Society and attend the society’s annual meeting. Mentors meet with you monthly to review your progress and career path. You may have a second mentor to focus on your research.

Evaluation

The research committee conducts periodic monitoring to keep you on track and provides a written evaluation at the end of each research block. You make a formal presentation of your completed research project in the spring of the second year, which is judged by the academic faculty.