Science at the heart of medicine

Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences



Dec 08, 2015
5:00 PM
Careers in Data Science
Dr. Friederike Schüür
Forchheimer Medical Science Building 5th Floor Lecture Hall


Dec 10, 2015
4:00 PM
International Coffee Hour
Forchheimer Medical Science Building Main Street

Thesis Defense Seminars

Friday, December 18, 2015
2:00 PM

Thesis Defense
Raquel Furtado


PhD Program

Einstein’s extraordinary graduate experience produces independent biomedical scientists capable of carrying out significant scientific work to improve the health and well- being of humankind.

Our Ph.D. program now boasts over 1,400 graduates employed in a wide range of academic scientific careers, as well as in non-academic settings worldwide.

The PhD Program Experience

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First Explore, Then Decide

You apply directly to our PhD program, not to a specific department.

This allows you to gain exposure many areas of research before making an informed decision about your thesis work. 


Our graduate program is known for its high level of personalized mentoring.

You choose a mentor who will guide you through your research, and an advisory committee to provide additional perspective and feedback to guide you through your thesis work.

Collaborative Culture

You are part of an open-door environment where you are encouraged to share information and resources with fellow students and faculty.

Interdisciplinary Research

You work with students and faculty from a variety of disciplines across the institution.

Our students are known for their unique ability to develop novel, cross-disciplinary areas of investigation.


You meet regularly with the Directors of the Graduate Division at a variety of gatherings and develop an individualized curriculum based on your scientific background, interests, and goals.

Gatherings include:

  • pizza meetings
  • thesis preparation workshops
  • career workshops
  • qualifying exam workshops

Layered Learning

  • research seminars
  • journal clubs
  • special interest research clubs
  • work-in progress sessions
  • departmental retreats
  • graduate student research symposia
  • national research meetings where students present their work
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