The Patient-Oriented Research Training and Leadership (PORTAL) program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a highly selective dual degree program that you may be eligible for if you are experienced in the clinical research environment and want to create a foundation for a career in translational research. PORTAL offers you the unique opportunity to earn a dual MD/MSCR degree. Through our multidisciplinary approach, as a student in the PORTAL program you obtain rigorous didactic and practical training in the field of clinical investigation from the very beginning. This comprehensive dual degree program prepares you for a future as lifelong learners and for careers in academia, research institutes, industry, or regulatory agencies.
How to Apply
Applicants to the PORTAL program will need to meet all MD program requirements as well as have substantive clinical or translational research experience.
Applications to PORTAL will be accepted from our first-year medical students. Successful applicants will begin the program during their second year at ISMMS. Applicants are expected to have substantial clinical or translational research experience. We base all decisions on merit and without discrimination because of race, sex, color, creed, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.