Student Rotations in the Department of
Residency in Urban Family Health
Sponsored by Mount
Sinai Beth Israel and
The Institute for
Urban Family Health
New York , NY
Note: Our application process has recently changed. See below for
Medical students and residents who would like to do a rotation at our
program or apply for residency are invited to apply to our program for
month long rotations. Medical students are welcome to rotate on our
family medicine inpatient service and in our family practice teaching
center. We are proud to be the aprovider of full scope family medicine
and primary care in lower Manhattan, providing services for our
patients as well as rich teaching opportunities for our residents and
students. In addition to routine family practice, our scope of practice
includes prenatal care, deliveries, abortions, integrative medicine,
minor procedures, adolescent health care (at a high school-based health
center), colposcopy, group prenatal care, osteopathic manipulations,
HIV/AIDS, health care for the homeless, inpatient services, etc. All of
our programs focus on caring for the diverse communities of New York
City, particularly those which are medically underserved.
rotation is 4 weeks long, with 2 weeks on the inpatient service, and 2
weeks in the outpatient center. Below is a further description of the
On the inpatient service, rotating students work as an integral part of
the health care team caring for patients under the guidance of senior
residents and attending physicians. Students will gain exposure to the
care of adult patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and
coronary artery disease, inpatient care of HIV/AIDS, and care of
underserved populations. Our inpatient service is distinct in the
variety of patients we serve, in terms of medical diagnosis,
socioeconomic status, and cultural diversity.
All rotating medical students will receive a call schedule from the
Chief Resident. While rotating on the inpatient service students will
be on call one weekend day and 1 day weekly (no overnight call).
the family practice teaching centers, medical students will work in
conjunction with residents and attendings to provide primary care to
ambulatory clinic patients. We care for adults, children, women, and
pregnant patients. Students will primarily work with various providers
at 16 East 16th Street, in the Sidney Hilman / Phillips Family
Practice, the ambulatory teaching center for our department. In
addition, students may rotate through our women’s health clinic,
procedure clinic, and homeless sites. All of this patient care occurs
in lower Manhattan. Clinical times may include some evening sessions
with “payback” during daytime hours.
Obstetrics in Family
Medicine: Students have the opportunity to participate in
deliveries supervised by family medicine attendings with advanced
skills in obstetrics and family medicine residents. Students may also
participate in post-partum care in the outpatient. We are the only site
in Manhattan offering group prenatal care and one of the few teaching
sites in the nation teaching obstetrics in this model.
Due to the diversity of our offerings, it is useful to know the
interests of individual students. A survey is attached to the
application to assess each student’s goals for the rotation to allow us
to have a better sense of the goals of each visiting student. All
rotating medical students participate in Wednesday afternoon teaching
conferences and weekly Grand Rounds. There also is a weekly medical
student lecture on Thursday afternoon.
Application Process: We are very excited about the number of medical
students interested in rotating at our program. Due to the significant
amount of interest we are not able to accommodate all applicants.
Medical students who would like to rotate at our program can apply
within 12 months of the start date of the rotation period. Acceptances
are rolling, so the sooner the application is received, the more likely
the student will be able to rotate at their chosen time. Given planning
time, we ask that applications be submitted 3 months prior to the
rotation start date.
For medical students in US medical schools, we use the VSAS system
hosted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Begin the
process by going to: https://sap.mssm.edu/elective/courses/descript2.cfm?cnum=356
For medical students not in a US medical school, the VSAS system may
not be available. Please check on
For more information, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note, applications outside of the VSAS system may be processed
more slowly, and may need more than the 3-month lead time.
Selection Process: Priority
will be give to those students documenting an interest in Family
Medicine as well as those who demonstrate a commitment to our
department’s values or interest in the unique training opportunities we
offer (which often cannot be obtained at a student’s home institution).
We value diversity and encourage applications from members of
underrepresented groups. We accept up to 3 visiting medical students
For more information, feel free to contact the Residency Coordinator,
Ms. Sophia Small-Warner,phone 212-206-5215, fax 212-206-5251,
email@example.com. You may also contact the
elective director, Dr. Ray Teets, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in our department.