At the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), we prepare students to become independent research scientists capable of carrying out basic and translational research, which will ultimately be translated into new treatments and cures for human disease.
In addition to our PhD Programs in Biomedical Science and Neuroscience (ranked among the best in the nation), we offer a highly-regarded PhD Program in Clinical Research, as well as a new Physician's Scholars Program, which provides PhD training with a clinical residency and fellowship for students who have already received MD degrees.
PhD in Biomedical Science
The PhD in Biomedical Science prepares students with the critical thinking and innovative technical skills essential for conducting translational and transformative research to solve important complex biomedical problems, and to pursue a career as an independent scientist. As a student, you will work with our renowned faculty and a mentor on an independent research project, culminating in your thesis. You are free to choose among seven Multidisciplinary Training Areas (MTAs) for your thesis.
PhD in Neuroscience
The PhD in Neuroscience Program provides rigorous, multidisciplinary and highly collaborative training that emphasizes translational and transformative discoveries about the molecules, cells, circuits and behaviors that constitute nervous system function in health and disease. The program leverages the close partnership between the Icahn School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System hospitals to provide an extraordinary diversity of scientific and clinical strengths, fostered by close synergy across the organization including the Department of Neuroscience, The Friedman Brain Institute, Psychiatry, Neurology, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, among others.
PhD Training Areas
PhD training areas or multidisciplinary training areas (MTAs) are a core characteristic of graduate education and provide our students with the opportunity to expand their areas of study beyond the confines of one discipline. We currently have seven such training areas in which multiple departments participate: