Internal Medicine Residency Program

The SBH internal medicine residency program is fully ACGME-accredited and has a long history of training extremely skilled internal medicine physicians. We are fully committed to maintaining this high level of excellence in training for future generations of primary care internists, hospitalists and subspecialists.

Our large training program offers exposure to a culturally and medically diverse patient population. Situated on a large campus in the middle of a vibrant urban community, SBH offers medical residents broad exposure to a range of illnesses and pathologies in diverse clinical settings: an active inpatient medical service run by full-time hospitalists; a large Medical ICU staffed by full-time intensivists; the complete range of medical subspecialty inpatient and outpatient consultative services; and a robust and growing comprehensive and integrated primary care service across multiple practice sites with numerous specialized programs including, but not limited to, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS, congestive heart failure, asthma and diabetes.

SBH Health System is the primary teaching hospital of the new Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/CUNY School of Medicine, located on a beautiful campus in West Harlem. Our faculty are deeply engaged in the education of these students—from their pre-clinical course work, through their clinical rotations, and until graduation. We are also a clinical affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Program Highlights

  • Impressive 10-acre landscaped campus with 461 hospital beds
  • Affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and CUNY School of Medicine
  • Training programs for 250 physicians in 9 different specialties
  • 32 IM residents each year (PGY-1/2/3)
  • New York State-designated Level II ACS Certified Trauma Center
  • New York State-designated AIDS Center
  • Three ambulatory care sites
  • Medical library with internet access
  • Simulation lab access
  • Centers for sleep medicine, wound healing and hyperbaric medicine, and infusion services
  • Primary teaching hospital of the newly approved CUNY School of Medicine
  • Major location for medicine clerkships for students from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Increased outpatient exposure for residents interested in primary care
  • New Wellness Center

Departmental Conferences

  • Weekly Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Afternoon Conference
  • Daily 8 AM Conference
  • Monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conference
  • Monthly Journal Club
  • Board Review Conferences Weekly
  • Afternoon Report
  • Afternoon IM Subspecialty Rounding

Residency Rotations

Year 1
5 Rotations General Medicine Inpatient Service
2 Rotations Intensive Care Unit
3 Rotations Ambulatory Clinic
1 Rotation General Medical Inpatient (Night Float)
1/2 Admitting Team
1/2 Rotation Neurology
1 Month Vacation

Year 2
3 1/2 Rotations General Medicine Inpatient Service
1 Rotation Intensive Care Unit
1/2 Rotation Endocrinology
1 Rotation Hematology-Oncology
1 Rotation Nephrology/Palliative
1 Rotation Rheumatology/Geriatrics
1 Rotation Ambulatory Clinic
1 Rotation General Medical Inpatient (Night Float)
1 Rotation Elective
1 Rotation Emergency Department
1 Month Vacation

Year 3
2 Rotations Ambulatory Continuity Clinic
2 Rotation  General Medicine (Inpatient Service)
1 Rotation Intensive Care Unit
1 Rotation Intermediate Intensive Care Unit
1 Rotation Cardiology
1 Rotation Pulmonary Diseases
1/2 Rotation Gastroenterology
1 Rotation Infectious Diseases
1 Rotation Consult Service/Admitting Team
1 Rotation General Medical Inpatient (Night Float)
1/2 Elective
1 Month Vacation

Conditions of employment, including compensation and benefits, are negotiated with the Committee of Interns and Residents SEIU; which represents all interns, residents and fellows.

• Professional liability coverage for all activities that are approved components of the residency program
• Health and dental insurance
• Disability insurance
• Prescription drug plan
• Uniforms
• Vacation: 20 days
• Sick days: 1 day per month in the first year and 12 per year thereafter
• H1B and J1 visa sponsorship
• Annual stipend of $650
• 2021 Salary:
PGY1 -$65,348.90
PGY2 -$69,128.17
PGY3 -$73,662.98

The Department of Medicine accepts application for our three year categorical program. This is an Accreditation Council for Graduates Medical Education (ACGME) fully accredited non-pyramidal three-year program. We offer 32 positions for PGY 1 residents (interns) positions. We do not offer preliminary positions.

All applications have to be submitted via ERAS and should include three letters of recommendation, personal statement, Dean’s letter, and USMLE scores.

We offer a Sabbath observance program. For those interested, please email with Sabbath Program in the subject line.

We will be interviewing during the month of October and November.  All of our positions will be offered outside the match. We will be having rolling admissions.  While we like to evaluate the candidate as a whole we prefer the following criteria to be met: USMLE Step 245 and above on the first attempt; USMLE Step 2 – 245 and above on the first attempt;  passing grade; USMLE Step 3 passed before starting residency; Valid ECFMG certificate; Graduation within 10 years of application; No U.S. clinical skills required; we sponsor H1B and J1 visas.

Please note we do not offer any observership or research positions.

Where did our graduates go after SBH (class of 2018 – 2021)? This included graduates who are working at institutions across the country.

45 – 50% Hospitalists

25 – 35% Primary care

20 – 30% Fellowship Includes: Endocrinology, Rheumatology, Palliative care, Infectious Disease, Infectious Disease and Critical Care, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Nephrology, Hematology/Oncology, Gastroenterology, Advanced Cardiac Imaging, and Cardiovascular Disease.