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Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences



Aug 03, 2015
8:00 AM
PhD Program Orientation
Forchheimer Medical Science Building 5th floor lecture hall


Aug 17, 2015
5:00 PM
Introduction to the Qualifying Exam Workshop
Forchheimer Medical Science Building 5th Fl. Lecture Hall

Thesis Defense Seminars

Wednesday, August 05, 2015
1:30 PM

Thesis Defense Seminar
Alexandra Mirina

Thursday, August 06, 2015
9:00 AM

Regulation of Pregnane X Receptor by Post-translational Modification
Danielle Pasquel

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
11:00 AM

Thesis Defense Seminar
Joseph M. Dybas


PhD Program - x

Einstein was one of the first biomedical graduate programs in the country to offer an integrated Ph.D. curriculum. Students apply directly to the PhD program, not to a specific department, allowing them to explore many areas of research before choosing one of more than 200 labs in which to conduct their thesis work. The graduate program is known for its high level of personalized mentoring and for students’ ability to develop new, cross-disciplinary areas of research.

Ph.D. candidates have a truly interdisciplinary graduate experience. During the first two semesters, they complete three laboratory rotations before choosing their thesis lab. Coursework does not follow a set curriculum; instead, students select, with the guidance of faculty mentors, a mix of courses that ensure a solid foundation in the molecular, cellular, and biochemical sciences. In the second year, students receive intense training through a variety of advanced specialized courses that correspond to their developing research interests. The remainder of their graduate training is spent in the laboratory focusing on individual research projects.

These extraordinary experiences produce independent biomedical scientists who are capable of carrying out significant research aimed at understanding biological systems and the eventual cure of human diseases. You will find Einstein PhD graduates engaged in a wide variety of scientific careers in biomedical research, academia, government, industry, and more.


Important Dates


September 2015

Recruitment opens  

September 1

Fall 2016 application opens

December 15

Deadline for Fall 2016 application

Mid-January - early March 2016

Applicant Interviews (candidates are contacted for interviews)

March 2016

Julius Marmur Symposium and revisit day for accepted students

April 15

Accepted students submit final decision

August 2016

Entering Class of 2016 begins

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