Physician Scholars PhD

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is committed to training you as a physician scientist and future leader in science and medicine. Our program merges PhD training with clinical residency and fellowship.

If you have developed interests in research or decided to pursue PhD training after forming a clear clinical focus that will guide a PhD thesis, this program is for you. We provide an integration of clinical training during residency/fellowship with PhD training, and offer the potential for post-residency research depending on the fellowship.

We have maintained a highly successful MD/PhD program since 1972, which has grown in stature to educate students in basic science and clinical training. Although our number of students has grown (as they have in other such programs across the nation), it has never been more clear that promoting translational innovation and discoveries requires a greater workforce with exceptional scientific and clinical knowledge.