Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West

The Department of Medicine is committed to excellence, innovation and leadership in patient care, in the education of our physicians and scientists, in research and in anticipating the changing needs of our community, all within a supportive environment that fosters creativity and personal career development.​

The program aims:

  • To develop physicians who deliver compassionate, equitable patient-centered care to a culturally and socioeconomically diverse patient population.​
  • To provide mentorship that promotes research and scholarly activity, nurtures professional growth, and supports personal wellness.​
  • To develop innovative medical education programs that anticipate the evolution of the healthcare environment
  • To provide opportunities for scholarly activities including clinical research, quality improvement activities and participation in a medical education track.​
  • To promote responsible stewardship of medical resources by encouraging wise selection of diagnostic tests and treatments.​
  • To support and prepare residents for a variety of career paths including competitive subspecialty fellowships, clinical community practice, and academic medicine

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We have a rigorous program that will give you a thorough grounding in medicine whether you choose to stay with us for our highly coveted three-year program or a preliminary year. Read more

Residency is more than just studying and rounding. Living in New York, among all the geographic and ethnic diversity that this city provides is an fabulous backdrop for your training program. Read more

The hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System select trainees based on their ability and without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, military status, disability, citizenship, genetic predisposition, sexual preference, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Department of Medicine accepts applications exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). In November 2015, Mount Sinai Roosevelt name was change to Mount Sinai West. The ACGME program may still reflect the old name.  The program number has not changed. Our program number is 140-35-21-301. Please select either of "Preliminary," "Categorical," or "Primary Care" tracks.

 Our NRMP Numbers are:

Program Name NRMP Number
Internal Medicine 2070140C0
Medicine-Primary 2070140M0
Medicine-Preliminary 2070140P0


Required Documentation

  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which is written by faculty from the applicant's home institution's Department of Medicine
  • Medical school graduation: 2015 or later

While we do not have minimum score requirements for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), typically candidates who match with us have a score above 240. Only applicants who cleared the USMLE or COMLEX at first attempt will be considered.

  • We sponsor J-1 and H1-B visas
  • Clinical experience within the past two years is preferred
  • US clinical experience is not required
  • We do not offer pre-matches
  • ECFMG certification by the time of interview is helpful but not required

Application Timeline

September 15: ERAS post office opens
Late September: Begin screening applications
Early October: Begin sending interview invitations
End of October: Interviews begin
December 15: Application deadline
Mid-January: Interviews end
Late February: Rank lists entered


We interview candidates from mid-October to mid-January. The interviews are conducted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Interview Day

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this interview season will be entirely virtual. Your interview day will begin with an introduction by the Program Leadership, which includes, the Chair of Medicine, Program Director, Associate Program Directors and Chief Residents. You will have one interview during the day. You will also have an opportunity to attend virtual social events with our residents so you can learn more about the collegial and supportive atmosphere of our program.

Supplemental ERAS Application

For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will be participating in the supplemental ERAS application offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. Applicants will be required to complete the MyERAS application, and participation in the supplemental ERAS application is optional

Mandatory Drug Testing

Consistent with Mount Sinai's commitment to a safe and drug-free environment for our patients and staff, all new employees, including housestaff, are required to pass a drug-screening test prior to beginning employment. Accommodation will be made for those taking prescription drugs.

For International Medical Graduates

J-1 Exchange Visa: The J-1 has been the visa most commonly held by international medical graduates (IMGs) engaged in residency training in the United States. The Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office of Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West Hospitals is responsible for processing of J-1 visa applications for physicians participating in clinical training programs.

H1-B Temporary Worker Visas: Under certain circumstances, Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West may sponsor international medical graduates for H1-B visas for the purpose of receiving graduate medical education training. The only candidates who will be considered for H1-B sponsorship must be categorical candidates entering a training program of at least two years in length, who are (1) ECFMG certified and (2) must have also passed the USMLE step 3 by the time of the match result (usually mid-March). All sponsored candidates for H1-B visas must use the services of the lawyer associated with our GME.

Other Work Permits: If you are expecting to receive a work permit by means other than the J-1 or H1-B visas, please review the circumstances with the program director or coordinator who will communicate this information to the GME Office.

Please note that we do not offer observerships or externships.

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?
December 2021

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.