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Message from the Dean

Dana MordueWelcome to the website of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS, for short) of New York Medical College.

The GSBMS has been offering academic study in the basic medical sciences since the 1960s. At present, more than 150 students are pursuing a Ph.D. or Master’s degrees in one of our scientific disciplines – biochemistry & molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology & immunology, experimental pathology, pharmacology, or physiology. Our Ph.D. programs are designed to prepare its graduates for careers as independent researchers and for high-level leadership positions in academic, industry, and government. Our Master’s programs help prepare students for a variety of interesting and productive careers as researchers, managers, and teachers. Many of our alumni have built upon their Master’s training by going on to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D. degree.

The GSBMS graduate faculty comprises about 90 individuals, most of whom direct ongoing, externally-funded, state-of-the-art research programs. Current projects focus on cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, cancer, infectious diseases, regulation of gene expression, cell signaling, and embryological development. There are ample opportunities for students to participate actively in these research projects. Moreover, GSBMS class sizes are generally small, encouraging very close and personal student-faculty interaction.

I hope you find this website informative and a pleasant way to learn about New York Medical College and the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. If you are interested in studying at NYMC, use the links on this site to find out about our research, our Ph.D. and Master’s programs, and our admissions process. And don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions that you can’t find the answer to.

At the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, we think you will find that “your breakthrough in science occurs here!”

Dana G. Mordue, Ph.D.
Interim Dean