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Message from the Dean

Marina Kaufman Holz, Ph.D.Welcome to the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences (GSBMS) at New York Medical College.

New York Medical College has been offering academic programs in the basic medical sciences since 1960. At present, more than 130 students are pursuing Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or M.S. degrees in several scientific disciplines – biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology and immunology, pathology, pharmacology, or physiology. Our Ph.D. programs are designed to prepare our graduates for careers as independent researchers and leaders in academia, 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 M.S. graduates continue on to Ph.D. or M.D. programs.

The GSBMS graduate faculty is a community of approximately 90 scientists and educators, most of whom direct active, externally-funded, state-of-the-art research programs. Current projects focus on several areas including cardiovascular disease, neuroscience, cancer, infectious diseases, regulation of gene expression, cell signaling, and embryonic development. There are ample opportunities for students to actively participate in these research projects. Moreover, GSBMS class sizes are generally small, ensuring personal attention and effective student-faculty interaction.

Please peruse this website to learn about New York Medical College and the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences. If you are interested in joining us at NYMC as a student, 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 any additional questions!

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

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Marina K. Holz, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Dean of the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences