Training in systems pharmacology: predoctoral program in pharmacology and systems biology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Jul;88(1):19-22. doi: 10.1038/clpt.2010.41.


Our recently developed predoctoral training program in pharmacology and systems biology prepares students to become experts in systems-level models of disease that identify therapeutic targets and predict adverse effects or new uses of existing therapeutics. Multiple computational modeling modes are introduced throughout a curriculum that integrates basic cell and molecular sciences with the physiology and pathophysiology of disease states. Problem-based learning exercises enable students from different experimental and computational backgrounds to design experiments and interpret data quantitatively.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Competency-Based Education
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical, Graduate
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate
  • Internship and Residency
  • New York City
  • Pharmacology, Clinical / education*
  • Pharmacology, Clinical / trends
  • Schools, Medical
  • Systems Biology / education*
  • Systems Biology / trends