Program

Our Physician Scholars PhD Program trains Medical Doctorates to become translational researchers. We have developed this program to help you become a top-tier, superbly trained MD/PhD physician-researcher. Once MD graduates have committed both to a specialized clinical practice and research, this program offers a training opportunity that will simultaneously promote both clinical and research abilities.

The program integrates clinical training with PhD training, and your PhD research with post-residency career development. This is an integration of doctoral studies with clinical residency/fellowship training, over seven years. It offers ample protected time for your PhD thesis research as you hone your required clinical skills. The Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry offer Residency plus PhD programs.

You may complete your you select mentorships in specific research laboratories in clinical or basic science departments. As a student in this program, you will need to fulfill all requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy as outlined in the Graduate School’s Student’s Handbook.

The excellence of both clinical and research training at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, in addition to financial incentives, make it a very advantageous program. You will be uniquely positioned to advance medicine and patient care through a number of different perspectives, and with a combined wealth of knowledge and experience that is rare in the field.