Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics Residency

The Departments of Medicine and Genetics and Genomic Sciences offer an innovative four-year residency program, approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Genetics, which integrates traditional internal medicine training with comprehensive training in medical genetics and genomics.

The combined track is designed for two distinct categories of candidates:

  • Those interested in becoming clinical leaders in medical genetics and genomics who want to translate the rapid advances in this field into real-life therapies for patients with complex genetic disorders, or 
  • MD/PhD students who wish to develop translational or clinical research programs in fields affected by the rapid pace of genetic innovation and discovery.

Following completion of this program, candidates will be board-eligible for both Internal Medicine and Medical Genetics. Note that the Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics Combined Residency has a separate NRMP number. Please contact the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director with any questions.

Housestaff Story

Janhawi Kelkar, MD, PGY-3

I have always loved genetics. But when choosing my specialty, I was torn between adult medicine and medical genetics, which has traditionally been a pediatric subspecialty. So, when I learned about the combined Internal Medicine-Medical Genetics residency at Mount Sinai, it felt like a perfect fit. It’s an exciting time to train in medicine and genetics. Genetics now permeates all aspects of medicine. The revolution in genetics is elucidating the genetic contributions to adult-onset conditions, paving the way for personalized medicine, which will improve all aspects of patient care.

I feel lucky to be training in both fields at Mount Sinai, learning from my compassionate and inquisitive coresidents, our diverse patient population, and our faculty and mentors who are leaders in their fields. Although residency can be challenging at times, I am surrounded by the support and opportunities I need to grow. I love being a resident at Mount Sinai and would choose it again in an instant.