Educational Programs and Tracks

Our Pediatric Residency program offers a number of combined programs and tracks dedicated to subspecialty training. Each year, we host 25 PGY-1 positions, which include two positions in the Pediatric Research track, two positions in the combined five-year Triple Board Program, one position in the four-year combined Medical Genetics Pediatric Training Program, one position for one-year preliminary candidates, and four positions for internal medicine/pediatrics combined residency.

Pediatric Physician Scientist Research Residency

The Physician Scientist Research Residency provides diverse research opportunities for promising graduates of MD/PhD programs, as well as MD students. The program enables them continue their development as biomedical investigators during and after their formal clinical residency training. Highlights include:

  • Flexibility of training duration and methodologies consistent with various Board requirements
  • Optional use of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Special Training Pathways
  • Availability of a large array of laboratories and mentors in any basic or clinical science department in the particular area most suited to the resident's interest and qualifications

As a member of the Pediatric house staff at The Mount Sinai Hospital, you can participate in research as early as your intern year during elective and free periods. During the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years, we can organize your individualized curricular time to optimize research productivity. A special committee of senior research advisors within the Department of Pediatrics will assist you in identifying the most appropriate research setting. For some residents, that choice represents a building upon earlier research work without making a major change in field, whereas for others, the choice involves a deliberate application of past experience to a very different kind of research problem. You will find the faculty is full of enthusiastic and supportive mentors for trainees.

The Physician Scientist Research Residency protects substantial time for you to accomplish your research. Over the three years of training, you are allotted seven blocks of research time, in addition to meeting all of the clinical requirements for training in general pediatrics. In fact, you have the opportunity to plan a full year of your training (13 blocks) to meet your clinical and research interests.  Of these, 5.5 blocks must be clinical subspecialty experiences, and the other 7.5 blocks can be allotted to research endeavors.

Pediatric and Medical Genetics Combined Residency

The combined four-year Pediatrics and Medical Genetics residency program is structured in accordance with the requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Medical Genetics. You will spend your first year doing Pediatric-related rotations. During the second and third year, your time will be split between Pediatrics and Medical Genetics (alternating between departments every six months).

The fourth year is dedicated to Medical Genetics, including a six-month period of individualized curriculum. Typically, rotation blocks for the joint program are identical to those required of the two-year genetics residency trainees. You will take the didactic coursework required for the Medical Genetics residency in the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years. All residents are required to attend the genetics conferences and seminars when they are assigned to Medical Genetics or elective rotations.

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Combined Residency

The combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric Residency (MedPeds) program is four years long and prepares residents to be board-eligible in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Our MedPeds program aims to reduce health inequities in marginalized and oppressed populations by producing leaders in primary care for patients across the life span. In addition to categorical clinical rotations, MedPeds residents will care for a panel of pediatric and adult patients, providing diagnosis and treatment in a combined MedPeds clinic, in the community, and in patients’ homes. you will also engage in longitudinal quality-improvement projects and population health initiatives to improve the quality of care you deliver to patients and to identify and mitigate systems of oppression within our health care system.  

MedPeds residents participate in all conferences and educational sessions in both categorical programs and specialized sessions for Internal Medicine Primary Care residents and dedicated MedPeds conferences. Specialized content includes a longitudinal opioid curriculum as well as foci on treating the homeless, refugees, and transgender and gender non-binary individuals. We also offer a longitudinal antiracist clinical skills curriculum.  By developing the skills needed to care for patients with complex medical conditions within the context of social and structural drivers of inequities you will become future clinical, academic and policy leaders in primary care.  

Triple Board Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child Psychiatry Combined Residency

Our Triple Board program trains physicians for a career in academic Child Psychiatry. At the conclusion of the program, physicians will be board eligible in Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Child Psychiatry.

Each year of training focuses on a particular subject, as follows:

  • Year 1: Pediatrics
  • Year 2: Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry (inpatient)
  • Year 3: Pediatrics
  • Year 4: Psychiatry (outpatient)
  • Year 5: Child Psychiatry (outpatient)

Our Triple Board program operates separately from the general residency program and requires a separate application. The Triple Board training director reviews applications, and members of the departments interview suitable candidates. We select residents through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). In addition to the regular application for the Psychiatry residency, we require a short essay describing your interest in the program and how it fits into your career plans.