Training and Education

There is no better place in New York City to study addiction than Mount Sinai. As the largest and most diverse provider of addiction services in New York City, one of our top priorities is to train future clinicians in treatment services and research.

We take a highly personalized approach to training and expose our trainees to new and varied evidence-based programs. We are proud to care for a profoundly varied range of addiction pathologies and have provided decades of judgement-free, high-quality care to New Yorkers from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

For medical students and residents, we offer 1-2 months of rotation in a variety of addiction settings in the Mount Sinai Health System including both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation treatment units, dual-diagnosis unit, and a withdrawal management (“detox”) unit. We do not offer observerships at this time.

We also offer training via the following programs:

Fellowship in Addiction Medicine (Mount Sinai West / Mount Sinai Morningside)

  • ACGME accredited; 1-year duration
  • Open to physicians who have completed residency in any specialty
  • Additional mentored research year available for aspiring academic research physicians
  • For more information, contact Dr. Timothy Brennan

Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry (Mount Sinai West / James J. Peters VA Medical Center)

  • ACGME accredited; 1-year duration
  • Open to physicians who have completed residency in psychiatry
  • Additional mentored research year available for aspiring academic research physicians
  • For more information, visit the fellowship’s website or contact Dr. Anil Thomas

Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry (Mount Sinai Beth Israel)

  • ACGME accredited; 1-year duration
  • Open to physicians who have completed residency in psychiatry
  • Additional mentored research year available for aspiring academic research physicians
  • For more information, contact Dr. Melinda Lantz

Advanced Clerkship in Addiction Medicine (Mount Sinai West)

  • 2 weeks or 1 month duration
  • Includes exposure to inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation units, opioid treatment programs and outpatient substance use disorder counselling programs
  • Requires pre-approval from Mount Sinai Registrar’s Office and completion of either internal medicine or psychiatry clerkship
  • For more information, contact Mount Sinai Registrar

Clinical-Research Social Work Internships (Mount Sinai Hospital)

  • Internship for graduate social work students in collaboration with the Department of Social Work Services; 1-year duration
  • Open to master’s students applying for field placement at Mount Sinai
  • Additional mentored research opportunities are available for PhD candidates in social work (2-3 year duration)
  • For more information, contact Dr. Keren Bachi

Mental Health Counseling Graduate School Internship for Inpatient Detox/Rehab (Mount Sinai West)

  • 1 academic year duration
  • Open to graduate students enrolled in accredited mental health counseling masters programs
  • Additional mentored clinical year available for graduate to obtain post-graduate clinical hours for licensure
  • For more information, contact Laura Diamond

Master of Social Work School Internship for Opioid Treatment Program (Mount Sinai West)

  • 1 academic year duration
  • Open to graduate students enrolled in accredited master of social work programs
  • For more information, contact Ingrid Pascali

Psychology Externship (Mount Sinai West / Mount Sinai Morningside)

  • 12 months, 16 hours per week beginning in July and ending in June each training year
  • Open only to master’s-level psychologists enrolled in APA-accredited doctoral programs
  • Applications are due on universal wiki due date
  • For more information, contact Joseph Ruggiero, PhD or Leora Heckelman, PhD

Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship (Mount Sinai West / Mount Sinai Morningside)

  • 12-month, APA-approved internship beginning July 1 and ending the last week of June each training year
  • Open only to master’s-level psychologists enrolled in APA-accredited doctoral programs
  • Internship includes at least one 4-month rotation in the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai and other addictions-related training
  • Applications are due on the APPIC universal due date for pre-doctoral internships
  • For more information, visit the internship’s website or contact Leora Heckelman, PhD

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship (Mount Sinai West / Mount Sinai Morningside)