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Dual MD/Master’s Degrees MD/MS in Biomedical Informatics

MD/MS in Biomedical Informatics

NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences offer a dual MD/MS in medicine and biomedical informatics (BMI). This program provides medical students with a deep knowledge of statistical and computational methods necessary to facilitate and lead research focused in the fields of genomics, clinical informatics, and bioinformatics.

As a student in this dual degree program, you take courses on topics that include the history of important innovations in BMI and the algorithms underlying methods that are currently in use; computational skills for the analysis of complex genomic and medical data; and creating, validating, benchmarking, and deploying BMI methods.

Our dual MD/MS in biomedical informatics program prepares you for a career involving computational and informatics methods. Our MD/MS graduates have integrated these skills into their clinical and research careers as residents, fellows, attendings, and physician–scientists. In these roles, they focus on the application of machine learning and deep learning models to electronic health records and medical images to predict and understand disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

Timeline for Completing the MD/MS in Biomedical Informatics

The 34-credit MS in biomedical informatics can be completed with the MD degree in 5 years. During the first three years of medical school, you fulfill the preclerkship and clinical components of the MD curriculum. You then focus full time on the MS in biomedical informatics starting in the summer before your fourth year. During the fifth year, you return to medical school to resume your MD training.

MD/MS Program Application, Tuition, and Funding

You apply to the MD/MS in biomedical informatics directly through the Vilcek Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences during the spring of your third year at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. As part of your application, you submit your CV, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation.

Students receive an NYU Grossman School of Medicine scholarship to cover the cost of tuition for the MD degree program, provided each student maintains satisfactory academic progress in accordance with NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy. For more information about tuition rates for the MS portion of the degree, merit-based scholarships, and other options for financing your MS in biomedical informatics, contact the program.

Contact the Program

For more information about the MD/MS in biomedical informatics, email

For information about the dual MD/master’s degree programs, contact Emily Wolschlag, dual degree advisor, at