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MD-PhD Program

Combining Cutting-Edge Research With Outstanding Clinical Education

The MD-PhD Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai prepares you for a thriving career as a physician-scientist. In our highly personalized, National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), you select your own multidisciplinary training area in Biomedical Sciences or Neuroscience, corresponding curriculum, and thesis research preceptor.

Since 1977, the MSTP at Mount Sinai has been supported by a T32 training grant from the NIH. Today, once accepted, your training starts the summer before your first year of medical school, with a laboratory rotation of your choice. At the end of summer, you officially begin our MD-PhD curriculum with the Biomedical Science for MD-PhDs class. This course builds on the medical school curriculum, where clinical experiences are a critical part of our program from the very beginning. During your graduate school years, you will choose to carry out your thesis research within any of the eight different multidisciplinary training areas we offer. Finally, after defending your thesis, you will return to the medical school for the last two years of clinical rotations, thereby completing both degrees.

MD-PhD Program

The MD/PhD Program at Mount Sinai
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