Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency

Welcome to The Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai – The Mount Sinai Hospital. Our program provides residents with robust clinical training in comprehensive obstetrics, gynecology, and ambulatory women’s health care, as well as broad exposure to the various sub-specialties: Complex Family Planning, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Our mission is to train residents to become superb clinicians, as well as foster the next generation of leaders in women's health care and reproductive sciences. Our residents and faculty achieve this goal by caring for a broad patient population, utilizing our medical resources and technology, and promoting and participating in ground-breaking research.

To achieve this mission, we strive to:

  • Recruit outstanding residents who demonstrate an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-acuity, active learning environment
  • Expose residents to the full breadth of the field of obstetrics and gynecology, training them to become well-rounded comprehensive obstetrician-gynecologists
  • Provide professional mentorship to allow for further career development, including research opportunities and preparation for fellowship application
  • Foster a supportive environment that allows residents to explore and pursue interests in a wide range of areas, including education, research, advocacy, leadership, quality/safety, etc.
  • Provide a high-quality resident education curriculum while promoting lifelong self-learning
  • Implement a mindfulness curriculum that supports wellness and engenders resilience
  • Provide residents with increasing levels of autonomy, ensuring that they will graduate with the ability to practice independently

Equity and Inclusion

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.

The Mount Sinai Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Science is committed to fighting for a diverse, all inclusive, anti-racist healthcare system and program. To this end, the residents initiated and have joined forces with the Department leadership to create an anti-racism task force to address the systems in place that do not benefit patients of color, to improve the quality of care we provide, and to continue to diversify our department and residency and fellowship programs. The task force is divided into subcommittees which are working diligently to support our residents, fellows, faculty and patients of color. The subcommittees are involved in Advocacy, Ambulatory Services, Education/Recruitment, Gynecology/Gynecologic Oncology, and Labor and Delivery.

Learn more in our mission statement.

Resident Life

Residents at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai -- The Mount Sinai Hospital, receive a number of professional and personal benefits. We provide our residents with a comprehensive benefits package.

Housing

We make every effort to provide affordable housing for all house staff, including  near The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  All PGY-1 residents are guaranteed housing. We offer accommodations in a number of modern apartment buildings within walking distance of The Mount Sinai Hospital. Many apartments include 24-hour door attendants, intercom security systems, laundry rooms, and sundecks. Larger apartments are available to residents with families.

Stipends for residents are established annually and are similar to those provided by other medical centers within the region. Each resident gets four weeks of vacation per year and receives an attractive benefits package.

Transportation

The hospital is located near the 6 and Q subway lines, as well as the M1, 2, 3, 4 and M96, 106 bus lines. There is a shuttle between The Mount Sinai Hospital and Elmhurst Hospital Center for residents moving between sites. In addition, both the department and the GME office offers Uber services for transportation between hospital sites and late evening traveling.

For more information about living in New York City, please visit:

https://icahn.mssm.edu/education/pioneering/nyc

Salary

Stipend Scale 2020-21
PGY-1: $70,876
PGY-2: $73,711
PGY-3: $76,660
PGY-4: $79,726

Other Benefits

  1. Funding for conferences -- Department and GME Office support resident travel expenses to national meetings
  2. Educational allowance (aka “Book Fund”) -- GME Office provides funds to cover a portion of educational expenses
  3. Food stipend -- funds in ID card for meal swipes

Social Activities

Throughout the academic year, the residents have opportunities to bond and take part in multiple social activities. Each year, two residents are chosen to organize social events. Wellness group activities, end of rotation dinners, and class retreats are some of the activities that the residents take part in. There are also certain activities that occur yearly listed below. 

  • Screw the Chiefs: Prior to graduation, fourth year residents work to split all the calls for one day. This provides an opportunity for the junior residents to meet together and plan an activity for the day. 
  • Wellness Retreats: Each year on a wellness Wednesday morning,  residents take part in wellness activities. In the past, activities have included Yoga or Scavenger Hunts in Central Park and Boxing at Rumble. 
  • Gusberg Roast: Prior to graduation day, the faculty and residents get together for an evening of cocktails, hor d’oeuvres and a roast, with residents roasting faculty attendings and vice versa.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in the residency program for the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai- The Mount Sinai Hospital should submit an application online via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

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.

We offer eight PGY-1 categorical positions each year

Important Dates

October 21, 2020

Program will begin reviewing applications

November 1, 2020

Deadline to submit application in full

November 17, 2020

Invitations for interview will be sent

  • 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
    • Three or four letters of recommendation (including one from the Department Chair AND one from an OBGYN Faculty member)
    • Medical school transcript
    • MPSE
    • Step 1 and Step 2 scores. Step 2CK and Step 2CS scores are preferred when offering an interview, however if this is not possible, they must be submitted in ERAS  before our rank list is submitted to the NRMP
    • Personal statement
    • All communication about your application status will be sent via ERAS. Due to the number of applicants, the program is unable to respond to applicant inquiries regarding application status or updates.
    • Only information submitted via ERAS will be reviewed by the selection committee.

2020 Interview Dates

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Wednesday December 9, 2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020 PM SESSION