Mount Sinai Beth Israel offers an outstanding preliminary year for housestaff heading towards careers in other specialties. We regard the preliminary year as a discreet and important educational experience rather than just a stop along the way towards an advanced residency. Our program is challenging, but is widely viewed as a tremendous developmental experience. The clinical and educational activities and the work schedule for preliminary housestaff are the same as for categorical housestaff. The exception to this is that preliminary housestaff do not attend ambulatory continuity clinic or ambulatory-related activities. In recognition of the fact that our preliminary interns do more inpatient ward rotations than our categorical interns, they get significantly more elective time.
For anesthesia preliminary residents, in order to satisfy your advanced program's requirement for Emergency Department rotation, we require that two or four weeks of your elective time will be used. Exact amount will vary depending on the make up of the intern class.
Also, please note that residents in the Preliminary/Neurology track have the same schedule as preliminary residents, but must apply using a separate NRMP number.