How do I apply to the Internal Medicine Residency Program?
Please submit your application through ERAS using our Number (#140-35-21-301). We only participate through The Match.
What is the number of available positions in your residency program?
The numbers of positions within the residency program are: Preliminary 19 and Categorical 42.
Do you sponsor any international visas?
Yes, we sponsor J1 and H1b visas. Applicants must have Step 3 before The Match Day for the H1b visa.
What are the required documents for applying to our program?
- ERAS common application form
- Dean’s Letter
- Minimum of three Letters of Recommendations.
- Official Medical School Transcript
- USMLE Transcripts
What is your minimum score for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK & CS)?
- While we do not have minimum score requirements for the USMLE, typically candidates who match with us have a score above 240. First attempt only.
- The Comlex score for most of the Osteopathic that match with us is more than 600 for levels 1 and 2.
When do you begin reviewing applications?
We start reviewing applications in mid-September
What are the starting dates of the Residency Program?
The starting date for Preliminary Interns is June 17, 2022
The starting date for the Categorical and Primary Care Track is July 1, 2022
What is the deadline to apply to the Internal Medicine Residency Program?
Is there a cutoff date after graduating medical school?
We review all applications and evaluate the applicant in accordance to their academic transcripts, board scores, letters of recommendations, etc.
What is the Primary Care Track?
The Primary Care Track is a structured opportunity for selected applicants to become experts in primary care medicine during their residency training. The Track offers our residents unique exposure to a variety of relevant clinical experiences as well classroom-based didactics. Click here for more information.
Are Primary Care Track residents part of the Categorical Program?
Yes. Primary Care Track residents are fully integrated into our categorical program. Primary Care Track residents engage in all of the same rotations as their fellow Categoricals, including Intensive Care Unit rotations. The difference is that Primary Care Track residents have increased elective time that is focused on primary care medicine.
Do I apply separately for both the Primary Care Track and regular Categorical program in ERAS?
Yes. Though residents in the Primary Care Track are completely integrated into our Categorical program, we have a separate match number (include match number here).
If I apply to the Primary Care Track through ERAS, can I also apply to the regular Categorical Program?
Yes. The Mount Sinai Morningside-West Internal Medicine Residency Program gladly accepts applications to both. If you choose to apply for both and are selected for an interview, you will be notified if it is for the Primary Care Track, regular Categorical program, or both.
How many spots are available for the Primary Care Track next year?
A total of four slots are available.
If I get accepted into the Primary Care Track, will I be allowed to pursue a subspecialty fellowship?
Yes. Our goal is to select exceptional individuals who are committed to engaging in our comprehensive primary care curriculum. Residents in the track will be fully supported by our program in whatever career path they choose.
Is there any clinical experience required?
For International Medical Graduates, clinical experience within the past two years is desired. An ECFMG certification by the time of interview is helpful but not required. Typically, 1-3 months of United States clinical experience is encouraged. Having more US clinical experience will not increase your chance for an interview.
Once I have a confirmed interview, can I reschedule?
Yes, please contact the program via ERAS to reschedule your interview date.
How and when do I apply for the Med-Geri combined residency and fellowship program?
This unique combined program integrates the clinical requirements for geriatrics fellowship across a 4-year continuum. Upon interviewing for our Categorical program (including the Primary Care Track), applicants who express interest in the combined program will have a second interview scheduled at a future date with the Program Director of the Geriatrics Fellowship Program. The Med-Geri program does not have a separate match number. Applicants who interview for both will be committed should they match into our program.
What resources does your program have to address mental health concerns of residents?
Our Internal Medicine program leadership prioritizes the physical and mental health of our trainees and recognizes the importance of having confidential access to resources on demand. As a resident in our program, you have dedicated access to 24-7 mental health support. The ICARE Team provides confidential peer-to-peer support and is specifically designed to assist with crisis and stress management. In addition, the Student and Trainee Mental Health (STMH) program offers a wide range of mental health services including initial consultation, psychotherapy, counseling, medication management, and referrals. To assist with personal challenges, residents also have access to a confidential employee assistance program.
How does your training program support physician parents?
Our program believes in the importance of fostering a culture of support for physician parents. Our program staff will provide individualized information to both birth and non-birth parents regarding their options for parental leave at any time. Resident parents also have access to the Future Moms program which provides 24/7 access to prenatal nurse coaching and post-delivery follow up care. We strive to create a supportive culture for our residents who are pregnant during training and make all possible efforts to accommodate your schedule to ensure a smooth transition during pregnancy as well as upon your return from leave.
What if I have a specific question?
Given the large volume of applications, we cannot guarantee individual responses to your queries. We wish you all the best and much success with the Match.