The Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine’s Residency Program focuses on the clinical skills, knowledge, leadership and humanistic qualities of the internist.
There is an abundant amount of formal instruction throughout our training program. This includes an emphasis on developing each resident’s teaching and leadership skills. All inpatient and outpatient rotations have daily educational activities designed to constantly reinforce your training. We have created a residency curriculum based on a weekly interactive seminar series, one for interns and one for residents. Every day, Morning Report, led by the Program Director and the chief residents, is a venue where residents discuss general case management and the evidence that supports their clinical decision-making. Medical Grand Rounds is a weekly conference that addresses major current issues in translational science, current medical practices, ethics, or education. Speakers are selected from Mount Sinai’s faculty as well as external visiting professors.
A weekly Intern Report allows first years or PGY1s to hone their presentation and differential diagnosis skills and review the literature on selected topics. Resident Report focuses on subspecialty case presentations to faculty selected by the residents. Several additional conferences add to the educational environment including peripheral blood smear rounds with Dr. Barry Coller, former Chair of Medicine and current Vice President of Medical Affairs at Rockefeller University, and cardiac bedside rounds with Dr. Valentin Fuster, Chairman of Mount Sinai Heart.
Our training program is designed as a 6 + 2, inpatient-to-outpatient schedule. On the inpatient side, our wards are made up of six general medicine teams, with four specialty teams (ID, Oncology, Cardiology and Liver Medicine). Each team, supervised by an attending physician, is made up of two interns and two additional residents who care for a maximum of 20 patients. This ensures that our trainees receive the best educational experience while guaranteeing the highest level of patient safety and care. Most recently we have designed an educational night medicine rotation that allows overnight residents to admit patients to each of these teams and provide continuity of care with the day teams the next morning.
On the outpatient side, residents spend a significant part of their training at Internal Medicine Associates (IMA). This diverse, high-volume outpatient primary care clinic draws its patients from East Harlem and the Upper East Side. There, we have a system where residents are precepted by two attending physicians for their entire residency, providing superlative continuity of care for the patients and longitudinal feedback for our trainees. Our residents also participate in regular outpatient team meetings, giving them the opportunity to contribute directly to improving the overall patient care experience at IMA. Additionally, residents rotate through Mount Sinai’s Visiting Doctors Program, one of the largest in the country, conducting home visits throughout Manhattan.