Program Information

Program Description

The MD/PhD Program at ISMMS offers a select group of students the training required to pursue leadership opportunities in academic investigative medicine. The program offers each student diverse opportunities in an outstanding research environment that is integrated with a well-rounded, nationally acclaimed medical education. Our program has been continuously funded by the NIH’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) since 1977.

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Program Contact

Bianca Taylor, MD/PhD Program Manager


Program Goals/Objectives

The mission of the MD/PhD program or Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is to educate a diverse cadre of future physician-scientists in a rigorous, integrated dual degree program that prepares them to contribute to the improvement of human health through careers in a variety of clinical specialties and biomedical research environments.

Statement of Diversity and Inclusion

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion provides overarching guidance to the MD/PhD program. As an ISMMS academic program, the MD/PhD program recognizes that diversity drives excellence. Our program supports trainees through individualized paths in careers as physician scientists and values the unique characteristics and career paths of each student from recruitment through the student life cycle through graduation. Recruitment and admissions practices are governed by a holistic approach to each applicant as a means to foster a vibrant student body with different life experiences and biomedical expertise and interest as defined in our institutional mission and diversity statement. We commit to providing MD/PhD students with holistic student support to cultivate an inclusive, thriving, and supportive environment that engages, embraces, and values all of our students, faculty, and staff who contribute to building a diverse physician scientist workforce.

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