Physician-Scientist Program: Support

"My initial impression was correct: at Mount Sinai, not only do you get protected time (and even more time for research), but the administration is very supportive and committed to the success and development of young physician-scientists." —Panagiotis (Panos) Roussos, MD, PhD, Associate Professor (class of 2012)

Given the substantial protected time we’ve created, Physician-Scientist track residents are expected to intensively pursue their research, translating their scientific interests into demonstrable products. This requires time and energy, and we expect that when such residents are not engaged in clinical responsibilities, they will be involved in research-related pursuits. As supplemental compensation, we’ve sought (through foundation grants and other departmental sources) additional research funding and salary stipends, including the following:

  • Augmented salaries
  • Funding for research needs (travel costs, equipment, etc.)
  • Mount Sinai housing
  • Opportunity to apply for NIH Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000 annually, must engage in qualified research for an average of at least 20 hours per week)

Applicants should note that this level of financial support is not guaranteed and is dependent on supplementary evaluations and evidence of ongoing progress in research.