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About Our Residencies


As a family medicine resident with the Institute for Family Health, you’ll come face-to-face with the challenges facing the U.S. health care system – and learn just how much outstanding primary care can do to fix them. From the diverse patients we serve, to our faculty’s commitment to social justice and health equity, to our cutting-edge approach to primary care service delivery, you’ll gain the experience you need to heal people, strengthen communities and ensure that health care serves the most vulnerable people in New York and beyond.


The mission of the Institute for Family Health is to improve access to high quality, patient-centered primary health care targeted to the needs of medically underserved communities.

In support of its mission, the Institute’s residency programs train family physicians to provide outstanding family medical care in diverse communities.

Residency Programs at a Glance:

Harlem Residency in Family Medicine Mid-Hudson Family Medicine Residency Program Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine
Founded 2012 1979 1994
Number of positions, each year 8 10 9
Community Served Harlem and the South Bronx Ulster and Dutchess Counties, including Kingston, New Paltz, Ellenville and Hyde Park New York City
Main community health center training site(s)
  • Family Health Center of Harlem
  • Walton Family Health Center
  • Kingston Family Health Center
  • Ellenville Family Health Center
  • New Paltz Family Health Center
Sidney Hillman/Phillips Family Practice
Main hospital training site Mount Sinai Hospital Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley (The Kingston Hospital) Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Residency Director Andrea Maritato, MD Ephraim Back, MD, MPH Andreas Cohrssen, MD
Percent graduates practicing in underserved communities Inaugural class graduated in 2015 30% 50%
Family Medicine Board Pass Rate Inaugural class graduated in 2015 100% 100%
Patient Population Predominantly African American and Latino patients Diverse urban, suburban & rural patients Diverse urban patients
Sponsor The Institute for Family Health The Institute for Family Health Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center with Institute for Family Health
Teaching Health Center Funding All 24 positions 12 out of 30 Positions None
Model of care
  • Patient-centered medical home model of care
  • Strong family physician role models at all training sites
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) – accepts all patients regardless of ability to pay
  • Primary care services integrated with mental health care
  • Award-winning electronic health record
  • Strong inpatient training partnerships
Unique Strengths
  • Strong Harlem based community collaborations
  • Training in full-spectrum reproductive health care
  • Dental residency on site
  • Dually accredited by the ACGME & AOA
  • Sole residency program at community-based hospital with multiple 1:1 specialty training opportunities
  • Integration of behavioral health training with psychiatric precepting psychiatric liaison clinic and onsite social workers
  • Training available at a Rural Critical Access Hospital
  • Sideline sports coverage at local high school games
  • Resident wellness, Balint group and resident support groups
  • Training in full-spectrum reproductive health care
  • Advanced training in hospice and palliative care
  • Group prenatal OB care
  • Emphasis on integrative medicine
  • School based health center placements
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Grand Rounds Presentation Playlist

The Institute offers Grand Rounds presentations to all residents on a monthly basis. Speakers are curated to present on a variety of topics related to healthcare and health care in underserved communities.

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