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Director’s Welcome

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Robert Schiller, MD
Chair, Alfred and Gail Engelberg
Department of Family Medicine, Mount Sinai
Andreas Cohrssen, MD
Residency Program Director

Welcome to the exciting world of Family Medicine in New York City. At the Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine, we offer an innovative training program for those who want to make a difference for America’s most medically underserved individuals. We are committed to the provision of comprehensive, coordinated, and culturally-competent care to our community, and are devoted to providing our residents with the tools, skills, and vision necessary to become excellent clinicians and patient advocates.

New York City has been a safe harbor for waves of immigrants, creating a rich fabric of diverse neighborhoods. We serve a broad array of patients, spanning many cultures, ages, and socioeconomic groups, including those who are uninsured. Our residents care for and act as advocates for our patients and their communities.

Our program draws upon its unique patient population and trains residents for leadership positions in a complex urban setting. We pride ourselves on the breadth of training opportunities we provide. Our health center employs the most innovative health information technology available to promote preventive care and health information exchange, including a patient portal in English and Spanish. Our residents are deeply involved in community outreach, and participate in a grant-funded school health clinic program at a “high-risk” high school just a few blocks away. Residents are also trained to provide comprehensive women’s health care, including the provision of a full scope of contraceptive options. In addition, complementary and alternative medicine training is fully integrated into the curriculum. We offer you the opportunity to reinvigorate and reinvent healthcare in New York City as a resident in our program. Come join us.