Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency – Mount Sinai West

Welcome to the Residency Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai West.

We are a four-year, fully accredited program that balances academic and clinical experience. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to enter any subspecialty fellowship program within obstetrics and gynecology, or to begin practicing as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Located on New York City’s Upper West Side, Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West are members of the Mount Sinai Health System and academic affiliates of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Our location within a thriving, diverse New York City neighborhood offers an invaluable breadth of learning experiences.

Our residency program’s mission is to train the next generation of physicians to thrive in their careers as clinicians, educators, researchers, and leaders in obstetrics and gynecology. We ensure a rigorous yet supportive educational environment by providing expertise, resources, and broad clinical experience while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to the finest and most comprehensive women’s health care, the teaching and training of fully qualified obstetrician/gynecologists, and to continued research into new therapies in the field. The department has over 80 attending physicians in all major divisions, covering the depth and breadth of the specialty. Annually, we perform about 5,000 deliveries, 2,800 gynecologic surgeries, and over 20,000 fetal evaluation procedures. In addition, we provide outpatient services in general obstetrics, general gynecology, and all subspecialties; these total over 20,000 visits annually.

The aims of our residency program are:

  • Recruit top candidates who are compassionate, engaged, diverse, and dedicated to advocating for patients
  • Ensure that residents develop high-level clinical skills and judgment in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Inspire residents to develop passion and expertise within general obstetrics and gynecology and prepare them to enter fellowship in any of the subspecialties, if desired
  • Provide the opportunity to perform and participate in clinical research, quality improvement, and critical analysis of medical literature
  • Create an environment that promotes a focus on wellness and resiliency
  • Develop critical skills and a commitment to life-long learning

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Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity    

Our program, with the support of our medical school, hospital system and department, strives to create an inclusive setting for our learners, employees and patients.  In order to excel in education and healthcare delivery, we are committed to innovation and leadership in advocacy, diversity, equity and inclusion. We recognize the need to ensure that our faculty, staff, residents and students represent the diverse community that we serve and we strive to recruit from a broad range of backgrounds. We are supported in this mission by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Our department has continued to strengthen its commitment to diversity, inclusion and health equity by establishing a Health Equity Taskforce. The Health Equity Taskforce investigates how health inequities are affecting the communities that we serve and how our department can work to improve these inequities. Our residents are active members of this task force. When workplace diversity and awareness of health inequities increases, health and well-being of our learners, employees, and patients also increases. Our department is committed to integrity and accountability, and we strive as a department and as individuals to recognize, cultivate, and promote all forms of diversity and to fully understand the needs of our communities.

Department Anti-Racism Mission Statement

Salary, Benefits, and Housing

Our residents are represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), the largest house staff union in the United States. The residency program complies with the collective bargaining agreement between the hospitals and CIR.

Salary for residents is consistent with that at other institutions in the New York City area. The salary for interns beginning in July 2022 is $71,552.74, and will increase to at least $80,487.10 by their PGY-4 year.

Recent benefits negotiated by CIR include:

  • An individual education fund of $650 per year
  • Health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance
  • An individual meal subsidy of $1,250 per year
  • USMLE Step 3 reimbursement
  • Discounts on gym memberships
  • Legal services (for immigration and contract review, among other issues)

All incoming residents are guaranteed housing. We offer accommodations in two modern apartment buildings across the street from Mount Sinai West, at 515 West 59th Street and at 10 Amsterdam Avenue. Apartments include 24-hour door attendants, intercom security systems, and laundry rooms. Larger apartments are available to residents with families. Learn more

For more information about living in New York City, please visit: https://icahn.mssm.edu/education/pioneering/nyc

Resident Wellness

We understand that medical training is a demanding stage of every doctor’s career and we strive to offer support and resources that will help to improve the training experience.  Our department has a Wellness committee that consists of dedicated attendings and residents who work to identify and improve resident and physician life.  The medical school has a committed department that offers resources and support to our department’s team.  The residents on the Wellness committee help to direct activities and initiatives that will benefit the residents. Some examples of ongoing and recent activities include:

  • Monthly peer reflection groups facilitated by our department social worker
  • Resilience training curriculum
  • Four wellness days per year to be used at the resident’s discretion
  • Wellness events during protected didactic time
  • ACOG wellness week
  • Curriculum in social justice and community wellness
  • Mindfulness sessions
  • Interactive screening program to allow residents to connect with mental health services anonymously
  • Epic revisions to improve documentation burden

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How to Apply

We offer 6 PGY1 categorical positions each year. Candidates must apply for the residency program through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Note that our program is listed as the “Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (West) Program” ID #2203511204 on ERAS

2021-22 Application Process and Timeline

Please note: We will be following the guidelines set by the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and conducting our interviews virtually this year.

Application submission:

  • In order to be considered for an interview, your application must be received in full by October 1, 2021.
  • Invitations for interview will be sent on October 19, 2021. 
  • Interviews will be held on:
    • November 2, 2021
    • November 16, 2021
    • November 30, 2021 (afternoon) 
    • December 7, 2021
  • Applicants will be given 48 hours to accept interview invitations, after which we will extend the offer to another applicant.
  • All applications must include: 
    • ERAS common application
    • Curriculum Vitae 
    • At least three letters of recommendation (including one from the Department Chair AND one from an OBGYN Faculty member) 
      • a Standardized Letter of Evaluation (SLOE) is welcome but not required
    • Medical school transcript 
    • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
    • USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 scores, if available
    • Personal statement
  • Only information submitted via ERAS will be reviewed by the selection committee. 
  • We sponsor H1 and J1 visas.