Dual Degree & Specialty Programs

At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), we have designed our education programs to prepare students for the opportunities and challenges of practicing medicine and conducting biomedical research in the 21st century. If you are looking to expand and apply your MD training to broader professional horizons, we offer several dual degree and specialty programs outlined below. We have designed each program to maximize the learning experience in multiple areas of study and to provide you with an entry point to a rich variety of postgraduate career options.

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We educate future physician-scientists in a rigorous integrated MD/PhD Program in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Our program, which is an NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), combines clinical education with next-generation research in a translational environment. The MSTP at Mount Sinai has been supported by a T32 training grant from the NIH since 1977. Learn more about the MD/PhD Program

Working with Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, we enable you to earn both a Master of Social Work (MSW) and a Master of Public Health (MPH) from ISMMS. Both degrees can typically be earned within three years. Learn more about the MSW/MPH Program

We offer four 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 often take a scholarly year before their final year of medical school. Learn more about the MD/MPH Program

Working with the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, we enable you to earn both a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) and a master of Public Health (MPH) from ISMMS. If you are interested in applying to this dual degree program, you must complete the admission requirements outlined by each institution. Learn more about the DPM/MPH Program

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We select up to five students in each class for the Patient-Oriented Research Training and Leadership (PORTAL) program. This five-year MD/MSCR dual degree program features strong mentorship and is designed to encourage the career development of medical students who seek to become leaders as physician-scientists. Learn more about the MD/MSCR PORTAL Program

The Global Health Scholars Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers advanced coursework, mentorship, and field experiences to help medical students prepare for future careers in global health. As a five-year MD/MPH dual degree scholarship program, students entering their first year of medical school are matched with a faculty mentor based on academic interests and career goals and will be able to develop critical thinking and research skills in year-long scholarly activity. After the third year of medical school, students will engage in a full academic year of mentorship in global health field work and will participate in a Global Health clinical elective experience. Learn more about the Global Health Scholars Program

The Physician Scholars Program at 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. 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. Learn more about the Physician Scholars Program.

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Students accepted to this program will receive training specific to the fields of primary care and underserved medicine through longitudinal clinical experiences, advocacy training, and research opportunities. It also involves a loan through ISMMS that we forgive entirely once you have been in a primary care practice in an underserved community for two years following completion of residency training. Learn more about the Primary Care Scholars Program