Einstein Education

Einstein’s M.D. program prepares tomorrow’s physicians to excel in both the science and the art of medicine by combining the pursuit of scientific excellence with compassionate and humanistic care  and the social mission to improve human health through engagement in our local, national, and global communities. Our Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences train some of today’s brightest students to become the next generation of leading scientific researchers, while our Medical Scientist Training Program (resulting in both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees) embraces a comprehensive "bench to bedside" philosophy to nurture the development of well-rounded physician-scientists. In all, the College of Medicine offers six graduate degree programs.

Medical Program (M.D.)

At Einstein, medicine is a rich and colorful mosaic created from many different activities and educational experiences from the biological sciences to the expand

Graduate Program (Ph.D.)

The collaborative culture at Einstein is at the heart of the graduate program in the biomedical sciences. The interdisciplinary Ph.D. curriculum (umbrella program) expand

humanities and social sciences; from the individual to the population; from conventional medicine to traditional practices; from the science of medicine to the art of medicine. We see it as our responsibility not only to educate future physicians who will practice the most competent and compassionate medicine possible, but also to create future leaders, students who want to change medicine not just within a discipline but the way healthcare is practiced. We educate our graduates to be catalysts for social change.
is known for its high level of personalized mentoring and remarkable student achievement. Students are encouraged to develop novel research approaches and create new areas of science. Prospective students apply directly to the Ph.D. program rather than to a specific department, allowing them to explore many areas of research before choosing from among more than 200 labs in which they can conduct their thesis work. Established in 1957, Einstein’s Ph.D. program now boasts more than 1,200 graduates in a wide range of scientific careers in academic institutions as well as non-academic settings throughout the world.

MSTP Program (M.D. - Ph.D.)

One of the first and most prestigious M.D./Ph.D. programs in the country, Einstein’s NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) embraces a comprehensive expand

Postdoctoral Program

Postdoctoral training is a key component of biomedical education at Einstein. Over 360 postdoctoral fellows from more than 35 countries expand

“bench to bedside” philosophy. While similar programs at other schools provide separate M.D. and Ph.D. curricula, the Einstein MSTP concentrates on blending the two at every stage so that students truly learn to bridge the gap between medicine and science. During the first two years of the program, students combine Ph.D. coursework with laboratory rotations and unique, MSTP-specific courses, as well as medical school courses. The third through sixth years are dedicated to Ph.D. thesis research. Research topics span the spectrum from basic biomedical research to patient-oriented clinical investigation. Ph.D.-phase students stay connected to patient care by participating in weekly Continuity Clinics at the nearby Jacobi Hospital. During the final 15-18 months of the program students complete their medical training in a series of required clinical rotations.
work in laboratories across Einstein’s Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus. Working closely with a faculty mentor, postdoctoral fellows undergo a rigorous research training program that will prepare them for careers in academia, biotechnology and related fields. In addition to their lab-based learning, Einstein postdocs can take advantage of the Postdoctoral Curriculum, which includes: a robust Career and Professional Development Program; a special summer lecture series on specialized research skills, such as clinical study design and systems biology approaches; training in English conversation and writing for non-native English speakers, and opportunities to practice public speaking; and training in the Responsible Conduct of Research. A well-supervised mentoring system with yearly evaluations ensures that all Einstein postdocs proceed on a focused path toward a career in biomedical science. Additionally, Einstein provides a vibrant, supportive community that fosters social interactions through a wide variety of Einstein-sponsored activities.

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Mentoring Local Teens

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Master's in Clinical Research (M.S.)

In this two-year program students acquire the foundation to design studies and analyze and write their own papers under the guidance expand

Master's in Bioethics (M.S.)

The Einstein-Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics focuses on translational work in bioethics, adapting theory to build practical knowledge and skills expand

of a research mentor. Students are part of CRTP classes with other MD fellows and junior faculty that are conducted as seminars of about 13-15.

The program is structured for medical students so that courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, research ethics and data analysis are completed during a “pull-out year” between the third and fourth years of medical school. The thesis and other program requirements are completed during research elective time in the fourth year. Stipends are available for students admitted to this MD-MS program.
that help professionals improve care and communication. We specialize in clinical bioethics consultation, research involving human subjects and healthcare ethics policy. Bioethics exists at the intersection of medicine and law. Our innovative program examines how moral, ethical and religious values affect medical decisions and healthcare policy. We assess how both emotions and reason shape the choices of patients, doctors, family members and even judicial decisions and laws. Crucial bioethics issues include medical choices at the end of life, the allocation of scarce healthcare resources, protections for human research subjects, the privacy of medical information and the role of race, class and ethnicity in health outcomes and access to care.