MD Degrees and Specialty Programs

The MD curriculum at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai prepares our students for the opportunities and challenges of practicing medicine and conducting biomedical research in the 21st century. If you are looking to pursue your MD with us or have already completed your MD, we have several degree and specialty programs to offer you.

MD Program

The MD Degree Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai combines the most progressive, technologically advanced, scientifically-based education with the goal of addressing health care needs locally in New York City and around the world. We explicitly blur the traditional distinction between preclinical and clinical years by integrating basic and clinical sciences across courses as well as initiating students into the clinical environment from their first day of school. Learn more about our MD Degree Program.

Each dual degree and specialty program is designed to maximize your learning experience in multiple areas of study and provide you with an entry point to a rich variety of postgraduate career options. To apply, you must fill out applications to both the medical and the graduate school or to the medical school and the specific program you are interested in.

Dual Degree Programs

MD/PhD Program

We educate future physician-scientists in a rigorous integrated Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Our program combines clinical education with next-generation research in a translational environment. Learn more about the MD/PhD Program

MD/MPH Program

We offer four-year and five-year dual degree options in partnership with the Graduate Program in Public Health.

As a four-year dual degree student, you typically complete all coursework and the practicum during your first two years of medical school and then the master's thesis during your last two years. As a five-year dual degree student, you might consider taking a scholarly year before your final year of medical school. Learn more about the MD/MPH Program


Up to five students in each class are accepted to the Patient-Oriented Research Training and Leadership (PORTAL) program. This five-year MD/MSCR dual degree program is highly selective and features strong mentorship. It is designed to encourage career development for medical students aspiring to be a physician-scientist leader. Learn more about the MD/MSCR Portal Program