The Harlem Residency in Family Medicine offers the combined experience and resources of the Institute for Family Health and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with strong community ties to and involvement of the Harlem community. Training is achieved through a combination of direct patient care opportunities and structured didactic experiences, in accordance with ACGME guidelines. The majority of patient care experiences will occur at the Family Health Center of Harlem, a federally qualified health center. All inpatient and non-family medicine rotations will occur at Mount Sinai Hospital and its outpatient clinics.
Residents provide care to patients of all ages using the principles of the “patient-centered medical home.” Residents gain fluency in the use of the Institute’s award-winning electronic health record system (Epic), and are exposed to advanced uses of health information technology to improve quality of care.
Weekly and monthly structured didactics include faculty lectures, resident-directed teaching and learning, case-based presentations and discussions, an evidence-based medicine curriculum and a Balint group. Residents also participate in scholarly activities throughout the three years of residency.
Residents will train in areas of importance to underserved communities, including management of chronic diseases, psychosocial aspects of health, substance abuse, community-based health care (e.g., school based health centers and homeless shelters), women’s health, and HIV/AIDS. With this focus, we expect to achieve the best possible health outcomes for our patients and attract trainees with a passion for providing care in underserved communities.
A family physician checks the vitals of a patient at the Institute’s health center in Harlem.