Message from the Director

Welcome to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).

If your goal is to go to medical school or pursue more advanced graduate studies, our Master in Biomedical Science program (MSBS) program may be right for you. Our program is designed to help improve your academic foundation, as well as prepare you for doctoral training at ISMMS or elsewhere.

Despite being only 10 years old, our MSBS program has been consistently successful at preparing our students for future academic and professional endeavors. Approximately 70 percent of our students go to medical school, 20 percent pursue a science-based PhD program, while others take jobs in the industry or at startups.

At ISMMS, our faculty is strongly committed to both excellence in teaching and groundbreaking research. We strongly encourage and support diversity in both our faculty and student body. Our small student population, which is less than 500 graduate students in total, ensures that you will receive the individual attention, tailored advising, and research opportunities you need for success. You won’t just receive a mentor, you’ll develop a strong and supportive connection to the MSBS faculty.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is a highly collegial place. Clinicians, clinician-scientists, translational researchers, basic scientists, students, and postdocs all share the same space. As a student here, you will be part of that space as well, working with our world-renowned researchers and educators. Our program will give you the preparation you need for admissions and continued success in medical school, graduate school, or an industry-
related career.

If you have any questions about our program, please email us at msbs@mssm.edu.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,
Basil Hanss, PhD
Program Director, Master of Science in Biomedical Science 
Senior Associate Dean of Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences