The Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center (MSMC) is a three year specialty track program which incorporates a rotating internship in the first year of training. The program is both ACOI and AOA accredited and a member of the Consortium of Excellence in Medical Education (CEME) affliliated with Nova Southeastern University. Presently, our program is approved for 18 positions with six residents per year of training.
Mount Sinai has a 50-year history of providing a medical education in various specialties, of which there are approximately 21 different programs. We are committed to providing our residents with a comprehensive, well-rounded, evidence-based medical training in Internal Medicine and constantly strive to make our patients, our attending physicians, our graduates and the surrounding community proud. We feel that our program provides an optimal balance between hands-on patient care and didactics, thus nurturing a strong foundation from which our residents and graduates can provide quality and exceptional patient care. Our residents work closely with the allopathic internal medicine residents at MSMC with combined educational conferences, as well as sharing a number of core rotations. In addition, our residents are exposed to and work closely with residents and fellows from a number of other specialties. Teaching rounds, as well as noon conferences, are conducted on a daily basis. Grand rounds and journal club occurs once weekly. Also, Morbidity and Mortality conferences takes place on a monthly basis. The osteopathic internal medicine residents at MSMC participate in caring for patients, not only in the hospital setting, but in the ambulatory setting as well. Furthermore, our program relies heavily on resident input and feedback, which empowers our residents and allows for a friendly working environment.
Since the program's inception in 1998, our residents have achieved outstanding board scores with an AOBIM pass rate frequently at 100%. While many of our residents have opted to practice Internal Medicine in the South Florida area, specifically at MSMC, others have chosen to pursue further subspecialty training. A number of our graduates have received fellowships from competitive programs such as: cardiology from Mount Sinai Heart Institute, endocrinology from Jackson Memorial Hospital, hematology/oncology from MD Anderson Cancer Center, pulmonary and critical care from St. Elizabeth's Medical Center/Tufts University, as well as gastroenterology from Botsford General Hospital.
We thank you for your interest in our program and encourage you to visit our campus!
Gary J. Merlino, D.O., FACOI, FACP
Director of Medical Education
Samuel Snyder, D.O., FACOI, FACP, FASN
Alejandro Del Valle, D.O., FACOI