M.D. Admissions

Dual-Degree Programs

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 “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.

To read more information, visit the MSTP website 


Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Promoting healthy people in healthy communities is a major goal of public health. To help fulfill this aim, the Institute for Public Health Sciences offers an innovative Master of Public Health degree focusing on community-based research. The 42-credit interdisciplinary program is the only M.P.H. program in the U.S. jointly led by a medical school and a graduate school of psychology — Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology, underscoring its emphasis on behavioral and social determinants of health. The Institute also offers an 11-credit Certificate in Public Health, which can be completed over two semesters in summer and fall.

To read more information, visit the M.P.H. website 


Masters in Clinical Research (M.S.)

Year long program of clinical research methods courses and research project with fellowship award of $16,000 for each of two consecutive years. Students acquire the foundation to design studies, analyze and write their own papers under the guidance of a research mentor. The program is structured so that courses in epidemiology, biostatistics, bioethics and data analysis are completed during a “pull-out year” between the third and fourth years of medical school and the thesis is completed during elective time in the fourth year.

To read more information, visit the Clinical Research website 


Masters 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 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.

To read more information, visit the Bioethics website 

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