The FlexGrad Program

The FlexGrad Program at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai provides a pathway to early admission into our graduate school (PhD and MD/PhD programs) for students already enrolled in our Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).

Select rising juniors and seniors will be conditionally admitted into the PhD or MD/PhD degree programs through FlexGrad. Early admission to the Graduate School through our FlexGrad program is coupled with credit for laboratory rotations, allowing students an accelerated pathway to a degree at ISMMS.

To be eligible to be considered for FlexGrad, students must be previously accepted and enrolled in SURP.

To be eligible to matriculate into the PhD program via FlexGrad, students must complete the following prior to matriculation into the PhD programs:

  • Honors thesis or equivalent
  • One year of Chemistry, Biology, or Physics, and /or Mathematics, with no less than a “B.”
  • One semester of a statistics course*
    *No online courses can be used to fulfill the pre-matriculation requirements.