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 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.