One of the most important aspects of a graduate education at Mount Sinai is learning from other scientists and researchers. In addition to developing a close relationship with the faculty adviser, students benefit from interacting with a wide range of researchers while developing their own career goals.
Mount Sinai offers a number of opportunities for students to meet program alumni visiting from other academic settings and from industry. Field experts frequently give presentations on topics such as scientific publishing.
A close relationship with the faculty adviser is essential. This mentor will guide the student in developing the most appropriate program for him or her, based on career goals. The adviser is also an important source of support as the student learns how to prepare a scientific paper and present a talk – all Mount Sinai students present and publish widely.
Faculty members also guide students through another important part of graduate research: how to finance it. Mount Sinai offers sessions on preparing grant and fellowship applications, which students are encouraged to attend.