Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Successful applicants will have a strong scientific background both in academics (i.e., course in a range of biologic sciences, especially molecular and/or cell biology, as well as chemistry and math) and on-hands, diverse experiences working in a research laboratory setting, either as part of their academic training or post-graduate employment.

As a major community medical center and tertiary referral center, Cedars-Sinai offers unparalleled opportunity for translational studies. The research buildings which house the graduate program are surrounded by cutting-edge centers of excellence in a wide range of medical disciplines. The program's faculty includes clinicians who interact daily with patients in hospital and clinic settings. Similarly, basic scientists who work in Cedars-Sinai's research community are focused on uncovering new knowledge that will directly advance patient care.

It is the program's mission to:

  • Educate biomedical science students in a spirit of self-learning, creativity and independence, so as to optimize their opportunities and success in their chosen career pathways.
  • Provide an understanding of the relevance of basic biomedical science to human disease through an exploration of the foundations of translational and clinical research and through interactions with medical practitioners.
  • Instill the ability to communicate scientific information accurately and effectively to professional and nonprofessional audiences, in both verbal and written formats.

More information about the PhD Program:

PhD Program Course Catalog 2018-2019

Graduate Research Education Policy Handbook  

PhD students receive a $41,000 annual stipend as well as health insurance coverage.