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 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 80 attending physicians in all major divisions, covering the depth and breadth of the specialty. Annually, we perform about 6,000 deliveries, 2,300 gynecologic surgeries, and 27,000 fetal evaluation procedures. In addition, we provide outpatient services in general obstetrics, general gynecology, and all subspecialties; these total 26,000 visits annually. 

Mount Sinai West is located on Tenth Avenue at West 59th Street, near the southwest corner of Central Park. Our location within a thriving, diverse New York City neighborhood offers an invaluable breadth of learning experiences.

Curriculum

The Residency Program in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai West consists of 24 residents, enrolls six participants each year, and is certified by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program employs a four-year curriculum based on the recommendations of the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as those of the ACGME. As a resident, you will be involved with clinical rotations in a variety of subspecialties, continuity and subspecialty clinics, research, and didactic lectures.

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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 September 2020 is $69,453.51, 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 $600 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.

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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

2020 Application Process and Timeline

Please note: We will be following the guidelines set by the Coalition for Physician Accountability (COPA) 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 November 1, 2020.
  • Invitations for interview will be sent on November 17, 2020.
  • 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)
    • 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.

Diversity, Inclusion, and Health Equity

The Mount Sinai Health System stands firmly for diversity, equity, and inclusion, and against all forms of bias, discrimination, and hatred. Our United in Solidarity website seeks to connect, inform, and engage the Mount Sinai community on issues pertaining to Black Lives Matter and efforts to instill an anti-racist culture.