New York Medical College

Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

M.D./ Ph.D. Program


Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences

Basic Sciences Building - Room A41

Valhalla, NY 10595

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

New York Medical College School of Medicine together with New York Medical College Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences.

The M.D./Ph.D. program at New York Medical College is intended to provide the opportunity for research-oriented medical students to pursue both these degrees.  The program is designed to allow maximal flexibility for students to integrate the two programs.

Medical students at NYMC who are interested in research and are seriously considering a career as a physician-scientist should begin research as early as possible, preferably during the summer between the first and second years of medical school.  A Medical Student Research Elective Program, which is funded and administered by the Student Affairs Office of the medical school, provides stipends for this purpose.  This research experience is particularly important in that it will help the student identify a sponsor for their subsequent dissertation research.  Therefore, undertaking this summer research with a member of the Graduate Faculty at NYMC is most strongly recommended.

Students are not formally admitted to the Ph.D. program until they have successfully completed all of the preclinical subjects of the medical curriculum and Part I of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).  Students having academic difficulty of any sort, including deficiency in a single course, should not participate in dual-degree programs, extracurricular activities that require a significant amount of time expenditure, or gainful employment without discussing the matter with the Dean of Students as well as with the M.D./Ph.D. program director and obtaining approval for such activities.


New York Medical College is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York, and all of its degree programs are authorized by the New York State Department of Education. The College is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Specialized Institution—Medical school or medical center

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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