St. Lukes-Roosevelt Dermatology Residency Program

Residency Training Program
Clinical Training
Instructions to Applicants

About Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt

Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt is a private, voluntary teaching hospital affiliated with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Long Island College Hospital have formed Mount Sinai Health System This is a merger of resources to provide excellent care throughout New York City.

The Hospital Center has completed a half-billion-dollar reconstruction of its two hospital divisions: a new 10-story building at Mount Sinai St. Luke's, located adjacent to Columbia University at Amsterdam Avenue and 114th Street; and a 13-story building at the Mount Sinai West, located a few blocks south of Lincoln Center at Tenth Avenue and 58th Street.
The rebuilding program includes two new, state-of-the-art Emergency Departments. A free private bus service transports staff at regularly scheduled times between the two divisions, a distance of three miles.

Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt is one of the largest voluntary hospitals in the United States with 1,358 licensed beds, 100 primary and specialty clinics and programs, and more than 1,200 attending physicians. The Hospital Center admits approximately 43,000 patients, serves more than 300,000 outpatients, and provides emergency care for 120,000 patients every year.

The new Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt provides a sophisticated and humane clinical environment in which health professionals can practice superior medicine and carry out innovative research. Providing an academic home for 500 residents and fellows in 36 clinical specialties, the new facilities greatly enhance the training and education of physicians in preparing for the highly complex medical practice of the future.

Residency Training Program

The Dermatology Residency Training program is an ACGME approved, fully accredited three year training program beginning at the PGY-2 level. There are currently nine positions. The program is "committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that will encourage life-long self learning in collaboration with fostering academic excellence and ever-improving patient care". This resident mission is accomplished with a well-rounded learning environment through clinical training as well as an integrated basic science curriculum.

Those things we value are:

1. Fostering mutual respect
2. Providing and environment that encourages life-long self -learning in collaboration
3. Communicating effectively
4. Expecting responsibility and accountability
5. Valuing compassion, trust and honesty
6. Encouraging individual leadership.
7. Appreciate emotional, physical and spiritual health.

Clinical Training

Clinical Training occurs at the Mount Sinai West Site located at 425 West 59th Street as well as the St. Luke's Site located at 1090 Amsterdam Avenue. In addition, residents rotate to the Mount Sinai Beth Israel at 10 Union Square East.


a. Didactic Sessions- Full and Part time faculty lecture to the residents based on the Integrated Basic and Clinical Science Conference Series designed by Dr. Ponciano Cruz from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. The curriculum is repeated and updated yearly.
b. Resident Resource Room- state of the art electronic equipment, growing slide collection
c. Dermatology Library- the latest dermatology journals and textbooks are available to anyone who is interested
d. Weekly Morphology and Kodachrome Session
e. Dermatopathology Sessions and lectures - residents review slides weekly with a dermatopathologist
f. Surgery Didactic- including Pigs Feet Sessions
g. Clinical Conference- A resident -run conference where interesting cases are discussed during the monthly Grand Rounds
h. Consultation Rounds
i. Electives
j. Research- Required for each resident

Instructions to Applicants

All positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program in accordance with NRMP rules. Universal and ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) applications are accepted with all supporting documentation: three letters of recommendation, deanís letter, official transcript, curriculum vitae and a personal statement.

The deadline for submission of applications for the 2015 Match is October 31, 2014 for two positions beginning on July 1, 2016

All other inquiries and communication should be directed to the Medical Education Office at 1090 Amsterdam Avenue, Suite 11B, New York, NY 10025.

Telephone inquires should be directed to:
Ingrid Sanabria, Medical Education Coordinator at 212-523-3812 or e-mail at