Primary Care & Social Internal Medicine Residency

Residency Training

"I was drawn to Montefiore because of its mission to serve the underserved and its philosophy of social justice. I was impressed by how this culture permeated throughout the program, as well as by the commitment the program showed to its residents." more 

-Viraj Patel, MD
Program Graduate

Through leading-edge primary care, internal medicine, and social medicine residency training, the Einstein-Montefiore Primary Care and Social Internal Medicine program prepares exceptional general internists to provide care for underserved populations. Our residents are dedicated, energetic, and passionate individuals who come to Montefiore with diverse backgrounds, professional and personal interests and experiences. They emerge from this combined general medicine and global health residency program and go on to pursue careers as leaders in primary care, internal medicine, clinical medicine, education, administration, research, and advocacy. (Program Graduates)

Our program goal is to provide an innovative, patient-based and learner-centered primary care training program to our trainees in order to prepare them to deliver outstanding care to marginalized and underserved populations. Our primary care internal medicine residency provides comprehensive clinical and curricular experiences in inpatient and ambulatory medicine, behavioral medicine, clinical epidemiology, clinical reasoning, community-oriented primary care, global health and human rights. Side-by-side with faculty, our residents provide care to an indigent urban and immigrant community in the South Bronx. And, with mentorship and role modeling from a faculty dedicated to the program’s mission, our residents participate in community- and health-center-based advocacy, service, and research projects that aim to improve the health of our patients.

"Monte is a place that will change anyone for the better."

Ross MacDonald, MD, Program Graduate
Medical Director, Correctional Health Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Program Information 

General medicine rotations, outpatient and inpatient training, community medicine projects, and global health training.

Housestaff Training
A summary of the rotations in each of the three training years.

Patient Population and the Community Health Center
The ambulatory training experience is centered at the Comprehensive Health Care Center (CHCC) located in the South Bronx.

Faculty members are among the core teachers in the Department of Medicine. All have developed careers in medical education and are dedicated to underserved communities.

Program History
The Primary Care/Social Internal Medicine Program is a fusion of general internal medicine and social medicine, with one curriculum, ambulatory site, leadership, and faculty. The program is highly respected and well integrated with Montefiore's categorical Internal Medicine program.

"The community-centered programs that the attendings and house staff run, the pro-active leadership training given, and the research guidance are huge bonuses."

Amit Shah, MD, Program Graduate
Fellow in Preventive Cardiology, Emory University

Why Choose Einstein-Montefiore? 

Primary Care/Social Medicine Graduates
Positions held by program graduates.

Resident Life 

Salary and Benefits
Salary scale by year, housing, insurance, vacation and sick leave, and other benefits.

Living in NYC
The Bronx and life in New York City.

Next Steps 

Admission & Application
Information about program eligibility, deadlines, application materials, interviews.

Contact Us
Program administrators, mailing address, phone numbers, and email.

Upcoming Grand Rounds

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Why Incarceration Matters for Medical Care
Aaron Fox, MD & Ross MacDonald, MD
8:00 AM: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Contact Us

Erin J. Goss, MD, AAHIVS
Program Co-Director  

Shwetha V. Iyer, MD
Program Co-Director 

Josephine Byfield
Program Administrator
718 920-2627 

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