Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences


MD / PhD Program

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 “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.

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