Message from the Director

The MD/PhD training program at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers each student diverse opportunities in an outstanding research environment that is integrated with a well-rounded, nationally acclaimed medical education. Our program has been continuously funded by the NIH’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) since 1977. The mission of our program is to create future leaders in science and medicine who are committed, selfless, and ethical, and at the same time, translational and transformative.

Because Icahn School of Medicine lies at the heart of its medical center, the institution has evolved to specifically support the training of medical and graduate students. As a MD/PhD student, you will receive the best of Mount Sinai’s resources, including training and research opportunities in 14 multidisciplinary institutes, clinical experience in a medical center and medical school that are both ranked among the top in the country, and affordable student housing in a vibrant part of New York City. Our students are proud to serve each other and the community, whether it is volunteering to support patients displaced by Hurricane Sandy, directing a free medical education program for middle school students, or managing the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership—a clinic run by medical students that serves local uninsured residents.

Mount Sinai, which ranks #3 in NIH direct grant funding per primary investigator, is well poised to explore the rapidly intersecting frontiers of technology and biomedicine, having made major investments in high performance computing, computational biology, genomics, molecular pathology and imaging. A $2.25 billion strategic plan has financed multiple recent expansions, including the new Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology and a 7,680-core bioinformatics server cluster called Minerva. The recently completed Hess Center for Science and Medicine will add 550,000 square feet of laboratory and clinical space for collaborations between hundreds of new faculty and physicians. A Center for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship that supports partnerships between students, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders has been created to accelerate the development of new clinical treatments, medical devices, and technologies.

The MD/PhD program builds on a strong legacy of past directors, committed faculty and administrators, and extraordinary students who have made our program one of the best in the country. Welcome to our community, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Yasmin L. Hurd, PhD


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Mount Sinai MD/PhD Program
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1022
New York, NY 10029-6574

Tel: 212-241-6546
Fax: 212-241-0651
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