Being a Psychiatry Resident

Thank you for your interest in our Psychiatry Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Like ours, many top residency programs will give you a great clinical, research, and administrative education. However, we believe that for your psychiatric education to be brilliant, you should seek out a program that matches you, not only in its offerings, but also in its personality, character, and culture. In this vein, the program’s residents carry profound importance in informing your decision, and we are thrilled to introduce you to our current and past residents—the personal core of our program.

Applicants for the Psychiatry Residency Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Internship positions are offered through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

NRMP Program Number: 1490400C0

Application Requirements:

  • Common application
  • Personal statement
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation/Dean’s letter
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of three)
  • United States Medical Licensing Examination transcript
  • Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates status report (foreign graduates only)

Living in New York City  

The Mount Sinai Hospital is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, steps from Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and countless restaurants. The hospital is conveniently located near the 4, 6, and Q trains, as well as several bus routes, which easily take you all over the city to explore theater, art, restaurants, comedy, opera, dance, concerts, and more.

Mount Sinai’s recreation office offers discounts on countless attractions in the city.

Annual Retreat

Our residency engages in an annual retreat to promote inter- and intra-class community and provide feedback to make our program even better.  Prior retreat locations have included apple picking and the Baylander Restaurant.


At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we are committed to ensuring the well-being of all residents and fellows. The Office of Graduate Medical Education works closely with leaders in the Office of Well-Being and Resilience in their efforts to remove barriers to well-being and allow residents and fellows to connect with the meaning in their work.

Visit our well-being resources for more information.

Mount Sinai Families

Each incoming intern is matched with a “Mount Sinai Family” composed of a PGY2, PGY3, PGY4, and attending. Families are encouraged to meet several times a year for mentorship, guidance, and support.

For a ground-level perspective on training, thriving, and life at Mount Sinai, check out how some of our residents characterize their individual experiences.

PGY-1 Dan
PGY-1 Eve
PGY-1 Heidi
PGY-2 Parker
PGY-2 Zebib
PGY-3 Brenda
PGY-3 Linda
PGY-4 Kara
PGY-4 Travis

For an overview of the benefits offered to our residents, please refer to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office. Additional information is listed below.

Resident Salaries

Resident salaries are adjusted annually and vary by post-graduate year. Salaries for the 2023-24 academic year are as follows:

  • PGY-1: $79,697
  • PGY-2: $84,916
  • PGY-3: $88,313
  • PGY-4: $91,845

Guaranteed Housing

Mount Sinai guarantees a housing offer for all incoming residents at apartments near the medical center. Many residents choose this option, though it is not required. Specific assignments in Mount Sinai housing are offered based on a lottery system, and it is recommended that incoming residents apply immediately after matching into the program to increase the chances of getting a preferred apartment. Rental prices are frequently well below market rates for the area. Residents may apply as incoming singles, incoming couples, or incoming families. Apartments include studios, one bedroom, and multi-bedroom options.

We encourage you to explore further at the Housing Website.

Health Insurance and Other Benefits

Mount Sinai offers a comprehensive package of benefits, including health insurance with dental, vision, and prescription medication coverage, malpractice insurance, short term/long term disability, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, life insurance worker’s compensation, nursery care, dependent care reimbursement accounts, and a 403(b) plan. Residents receive 20 days of paid vacation per year and 12 days of paid sick leave per year.

Meal Stipend

Residents receive a meal stipend, which can be used in the cafeteria and cafés located on Mount Sinai’s campus. The stipend for the 2023-2024 academic year was $1,000.

Education Stipend

Residents receive a $700 education stipend that can be used toward educational materials, exams, licenses, etc.

As highly sought-after and well-trained psychiatrists, our graduates have been extremely successful in obtaining top fellowships and positions in leading academic medical centers. We are very proud of them, and we welcome you to explore where our alumni pursue careers immediately following graduation.