Contemporary sciences are characterized by multidisciplinary efforts, overlap between old fields, the birth of new fields, and the enormous opportunity to apply advances in the field to important biomedical problems.
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) has adopted a model for its predoctoral training programs that reflects the multidisciplinary nature of contemporary biomedical sciences. Our students pursue a course of study that focuses on an important research problem and challenges them to translate basic research findings to the clinic.
Our focus for predoctoral education is to prepare students to take creative and sophisticated approaches to new scientific problems in a variety of career settings. Graduating students are awarded the PhD degree in biomedical sciences or in neurosciences by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
There are currently about 180 students matriculated in the PhD program. The total training faculty represent more than 200 research laboratories. ISMMS's research faculty continues to grow in numerous important areas of research. Students therefore enjoy interactions with new faculty and the novel programs and viewpoints they bring to the Graduate School.