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The Mount Sinai Physician Scholars PhD Program offers new options for training translational researchers. We are developing innovative programs for the production of superbly trained MD/PhD physician-researchers. The program offers, at the end of medical school, once candidates have committed both to a specialized clinical practice and research, a training opportunity that will simultaneously promote both their clinical and research abilities. The program will integrate their clinical training with their PhD training, and their PhD research with post-residency career development. The excellence of both clinical and research training at Mount Sinai, in addition to excellent financial incentives, make it a very advantageous program. 

This is an integration of PhD training with clinical residency/fellowship training, over seven years. It offers ample protected time for PhD thesis research while maintaining required clinical skills. The research can be accomplished after selection of mentors in research laboratories in clinical or basic science departments. The students in this program will need to fulfill all requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy as outlined in the Graduate School’s Student’s Handbook.

Beginning in July 2014, The Department of Psychiatry will offer a Residency plus PhD program. Learn more about the Psychiatry Residency PhD Track program.

Contact Us

The Mount Sinai Physician Scholars PhD Program 
The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences 
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1022 
New York, NY 10029-6574

Patrick R. Hof, MD
Regenstreif Professor and Vice-Chair
Fishberg Department of Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Phone: 212-824-9302
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