Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Icahn School of Medicine produces the highest quality physicians and physician-scientists by fostering a residency program that emphasizes intellectual curiosity, compassion and camaraderie. Our goal is to create doctors capable of both clinical excellence and academic leadership. We provide an immersive, dynamic experience that trains future physicians to provide responsive, flexible, value-based care grounded in science. By being a vital member of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, our residents are able to take advantage of the diverse patient population seen at a large medical system while working in a tight-knit, collaborative environment.



Whether you choose our categorical or preliminary residency, your training will be thorough and rigorous.

The experience during our residency program isn’t limited to life in the hospital. Read more about how our residents spend their time.

General Information

Applications will only be accepted through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. No applications or supporting materials (letters, score reports) will be accepted via mail or fax. There is no minimum score requirement for the USMLE or COMLEX, however, applicants with any failing score(s) will not be considered for an interview.

Application deadline is November 15.

In order to apply you must submit: Dean’s Letter, Department of Medicine letter if you are an American medical school graduate, two additional letters of recommendation from attendings who supervised you, medical school transcript, personal statement, curriculum vitae and USMLE transcript with Step 1 and 2 scores or COMLEX transcript with Level 1 and Level 2 scores.

You must have graduated medical school within the last five years in order to apply.

Supplemental ERAS Application

For the current 2021-22 Recruitment Season, the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) has created a supplemental application for candidates applying in Internal Medicine to be used in a pilot to assess the helpfulness of additional questions for the holistic review of candidates by programs. Applicants to our Internal Medicine Residency Program are not required to submit the supplemental application; it is entirely voluntary during this cycle. Regardless of the completion of this supplemental application, every candidate’s ERAS application will be reviewed in detail. We strongly encourage candidates to complete the supplemental application in order to assess the usefulness of this tool during the pilot, but we will continue to review every application whether the supplemental questions are completed or not.

International Medical School Graduates

If all requirements are met prior to submitting our rank list, we can sponsor J-1 and H1-B visas.

We will not interview an International Medical Graduate without ECFMG certification.

US clinical “observerships” are not required, but are helpful.

Program Size and Application/Interview Notification Process

A committee reviews the applications to determine if an interview will be granted. Due to the volume of applications received we will not be able to interview all applicants. Our interview session starts in early November and ends in January. There are no interviews between Christmas and New Year. We conduct all interviews on weekdays; we do not interview on weekends.

If selected for an interview, you will receive an invitation via e-mail to the address you submitted to ERAS.

Application status is never communicated to applicants by phone. We do not provide updates on an application.

Due to our very high number of applicants, we apologize that we will not be able to notify you if you are not selected for an interview.

Icahn SOM Beth Israel – NY



Categorical Program


Preliminary Program


Neuro/Prelim Program


Ophthalmology/Prelim Program



Applications for positions in our residency program will be processed through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Inquiries concerning the philosophy, content or form of the program should be addressed to:

Michelle Torres-Avelar
Manager, Internal Medicine Residency Training Program
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Department of Medicine
Baird Hall
350 East 17th Street
20th Floor
New York, NY 10003
Tel: 212-420-3363