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 Mount Sinai Medical Center 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.
Mount Sinai’s predoctoral education prepares 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 in New York City.
There are currently 177 students matriculated in the PhD program. The total training faculty represent more than 200 research laboratories. Mount Sinai'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.