Dual Degree and Specialty Programs
The MD curriculum at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is designed to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of practicing medicine and conducting biomedical research in the 21st century. For those students looking to expand and apply their MD training to broader professional horizons, we offer several dual degree and specialty programs outlined below. Each program is designed to maximize the learning experience in multiple areas of study and provide students with an entry point to a rich variety of postgraduate career options.
We educate future physician-scientists in a rigorous integrated Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The program combines clinical education with next-generation research in a translational environment.
We offer four-year and five-year dual degree options in partnership with the Graduate Program in Public Health. Four-year dual degree students typically complete all coursework and the practicum during the first two years of medical school and then complete the master's thesis during the last two years of medical school. Five-year dual degree students typically take a scholarly year before their final year of medical school.
Dean's Scholars in Global Health Program
Two scholars from each class are accepted to the Dean's Scholars in Global Health Program. This five-year MD/MPH program allows students to devote an entire year to completing the MPH degree, with the choice of completing all degree requirements during the "year out" or taking a small number of courses during their first two years of medical school and completing the bulk of degree requirements during the year out. During this year, students areconsidered to be on "scholarly year."
The Masters of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is a two-year, part-time program that provides an exceptional educational experience to outstanding health professionals, such as clinical/post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty, veterinarians, advanced practice nurses, allied health professionals, and other trainees (MD, MD/PhD, and 'basic science' PhD students). Students gain the knowledge, skills, and experience to successfully launch clinical and/or translational research-intensive careers.
MD/MSCR PORTAL Program
Up to five students in each class are selected for the Patient-Oriented Research Training and Leadership (PORTAL) program. This five-year MD/MSCR dual degree program is highly selective and features strong mentorship. It is designed to encourage the career development of medical students who seek to become leaders as physician-scientists.
MD/Masters in Bioethics Program
This four-year, competency-based program is offered primarily online and provides skills in clinical ethics.
Primary Care Scholars Program
Students accepted to this program will receive training specific to the fields of Primary Care and Underserved Medicine via longitudinal clinical experiences, advocacy training, and research opportunities.