Our General Preventive Medicine Residency program, located at The Mount Sinai Hospital, offers a combination of coursework through the Graduate Program in Public Health with population health projects, clinical experience, and didactics.
All residents are enrolled in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The master's program is integrated into both years of the residency program and culminates in a master’s thesis. We do not require a separate application for the MPH program.
We enhance MPH coursework with an additional didactic curriculum throughout the two years of your residency, including journal club, Environmental Medicine and Public Health Grand Rounds, and an Applied Preventive Medicine Seminar. You also attend additional seminars both within and outside of the Mount Sinai Health System.
Population Health Rotations
Our mix of population health activities is tailored to reflect your own individual background as a General Preventive Medicine Resident. You meet with the Residency Director at the start of the program to develop an educational plan and then semi-annually, to discuss goals and identify suitable sites and projects for achieving them. As we encourage you to identify an area of interest to pursue in depth, we also require you to diversify your experience.
Population health activities are varied and reflect your own clinical experiences and fields of interest. Faculty in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health are available as preceptors, as are faculty from other departments across the Mount Sinai Health System.
You are also required to do a public health practice rotation at the James J Peters Bronx VA Medical Center under the direction of the site director. Here, you participate in public health, clinical, and quality improvement activities to improve the health of the veteran population including tobacco cessation and weight loss clinics. You first learn tobacco cessation and weight management techniques in tobacco cessation clinic and MOVE! weight loss program, respectively. You then apply these skills in resident Prevention Clinic. As a resident, you are a part of the continuous quality improvement team and are required to do a quality improvement project. You also conduct projects with the homeless population, infection control, occupational health, environmental exposures and other public health activities. This rotation is continuous throughout the two years of your residency.
Department of Health Rotation
You are required to complete a two month practicum rotation at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). The NYC DOHMH is one of the largest public health agencies in the world and offers our residents an opportunity to work alongside the nation’s leaders in public health. This also fulfills your practicum requirement for the MPH program. This rotation is usually completed in the second year of the residency.
American Cancer Society Track
The American Cancer Society Physician Training Award in Cancer Prevention funds a Cancer Prevention residency track devoted to training physicians with expertise in all areas of cancer prevention; clinical, research, education, and administration. Each year one incoming GPM resident is nominated for this track. This track offers a unique opportunity to translate cutting-edge research at a major academic institution to real world application in an underserved community.
Your residency experience includes rounds, seminars, groups, meetings, and conferences, including:
- Health Policy Grand Rounds
- Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health Seminar Series
- Works in Progress Series
- Environmental Journal Club for trainees
- Just Dessert: Women’s Faculty Group
- Schwartz Ethics Rounds
- Medical Education Grand Rounds
- EHACE: East Harlem Asthma Center of Excellence Meeting
- East Harlem Community Health Committee Meetings
- New York Academy of Medicine Conferences
- Children’s Environmental Health Conferences