Primary care physicians are on the front lines providing compassionate, patient-centered, high-quality, cost-effective care. Mount Sinai’s Internal Medicine Primary Care Residency Program Track aims to train primary care physicians who are:
- Well-rounded and Competent Clinicians capable of providing high-quality, patient-centered, evidence-based clinical care in both inpatient and outpatient settings;
- Outstanding Educators of both patients and fellow professionals;
- Committed Advocates for patients and populations for improved health care;
- Healthcare Leaders in all areas of primary care from the community to national level;
- Scholars dedicated to primary care and population health research, medical education, and quality improvement.
Unique Aspects of Mount Sinai’s Primary Care Program
Secondary Continuity Clinics - One of the distinct advantages of our Primary Care Residency Program Track is the variety of locations and practices where our residents are able to train. All residents maintain a practice at Mount Sinai's Internal Medicine Associates, a hospital-based clinic and the largest primary care provider in the East Harlem community. Each primary care resident also develops a continuity practice in another setting such as a community health center, a federally qualified health center, the Visiting Doctors Program, or specialty primary care such as HIV medicine.
Curriculum – We offer a comprehensive, interactive, and project-based curriculum covering topics such as primary care core skills, advocacy and population health, research and scholarship, medical education, leadership, as well as personal development and reflection.
Tailored Programming - A key strength of our program is its focus on developing individualized paths for each resident and class. In order to provide our residents with the unique tools and skillsets for success in their future primary care careers, residents help to design their own goals and experiences.
Unique Experiences – As noted below, our residents have the opportunity to engage with patients and local communities via experiences in the communities such as visits to Rikers Island, teaching at community health centers, and volunteering at local food pantries.
Four-Year Primary Care-Geriatrics Program - For applicants interested in a career in geriatrics, we have a new ACGME accredited PC-Geri program. Residents will train for three years in our IM-PC Track followed by a one year geriatrics fellowship here at Mount Sinai (insert link: https://icahn.mssm.edu/education/residencies-fellowships/list/geriatrics-fellowship). These residents will receive six months of geriatric training built into their IM residency, including a secondary continuity practice in geriatrics, and an additional 6 months of scholarship time in their fellowship.
Our residents go on to practice primary care in a number of settings as well as complete additional training in research and health policy. Approximately 70-75% of our graduates go on to primary care practice or research while the other 25-30% enter specialty fields with an ambulatory focus such as endocrinology or rheumatology. Graduated residents practice primary care in a variety of settings including academic practices, community-based practices, and private practice.
Applicants interested in the Primary Care Residency should make sure to use the appropriate NMRP number and to contact Jennifer Weintraub, MD, Director of the Primary Care Residency Program Track, or Kenneth Fifer, MD, Assistant Director of the Primary Care Residency Program Track with any questions.