Message from the Director

Welcome to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS).

If your goal is to go to medical school or pursue more advanced graduate studies, our Master in Biomedical Science (MSBS) program may be right for you. Our program is designed to provide you with a strong biomedical science education in the classroom and in the laboratory.

For over 17-years, our MSBS program has been consistently successful at preparing our students for future academic and professional endeavors. Our students go on to MD, MD/PhD, and PhD training. Others will enter the biotech or industry job market. 

At ISMMS, our faculty is strongly committed to both excellence in teaching and groundbreaking research. We strongly encourage and support diversity in both our faculty and student body. Our small student population, which is 741  graduate students in total, ensures that you will receive the individual attention, tailored advising, and research opportunities you need for success. You won’t just receive a mentor, you’ll develop a strong and supportive connection to the MSBS faculty.

The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is a highly collegial place. Clinicians, clinician-scientists, translational researchers, basic scientists, students, and postdocs all share the same space. As a student here, you will be part of that space as well, working with our world-renowned researchers and educators. Our program will give you the preparation you need for admissions and continued success in medical school, graduate school, or an industry-related career.

If you have any questions about our program, please email us at

We look forward to hearing from you.


Jose Silva, PhD ‚Äč
Program Director, MSBS
Associate Professor of Pathology and Oncological Sciences