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:
- 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
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.
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.