Graduate Program in the Biomedical Sciences

Graduate Student Services

The Graduate Division is committed to the well-being of our graduate students. The student services below are available for all graduate students. As we work to enhance our services, please let us know if there are any additional service(s) that you’d find helpful.

Advisory Council of Elders (ACEs)

Need advice? Call on the ACEs! (Advisory Council of Elders)
Who are we? A new group of faculty dedicated to helping you.
What do we offer? Confidential advice on any graduate school or lab-related problem.
How do we do it? Contact any one of us by email for an individual meeting.
OR you can request a group meeting for more complicated situations.

Remember: everything is confidential. We will never share anything unless you give us permission to do so. The ACEs are here to help!

ACEs Contact information:
Dr. Joan Berman (; Forchheimer 727)
Dr. Teresa Bowman (; Chanin 501)
Dr. Kartik Chandran (; Golding 403)
Dr. Matthew Gamble (; Golding 202)
Dr. Julie Secombe (; Ullmann 809)

Student Health Services at Einstein

Office of Academic Support and Counseling (OASC)
The OASC provides matriculated students with a variety of support services to help students reach their full potential. The Einstein support team incorporates both a professional component through the OASC and a student-run peer mentoring system for both the medical and graduate programs. For more information, visit the OASC.

Call for an appointment: 718-430-3154
Location: Belfer Building, Room 410A.

Student Mental Health Services
The Student Mental Health Services offer counseling and treatment options for students. Visit the Student Mental Health Center to view their services and schedule an appointment.

Call for an appointment: 718-839-7400
Location: Van Etten Building, 4th Floor

Student Health Services – Primary Care
The Einstein Student Health Service-Primary Care Center was developed in partnership with the Montefiore Department of Medicine, and provides primary care services for all students.

Call the dedicated Einstein Medical Student Health Appointment Line: 347-498-2461.
Location: 1180 Morris Park Avenue, 2nd Floor.

For more information, visit Student Health Service at Einstein.

The Ombuds Program

The Ombuds Committee at Einstein is a group of individuals committed to providing an informal, impartial, open-minded and supportive ear for Einstein students to voice and be heard with respect to their concerns and complaints about their learning environment and interactions with their teachers, the clinical and laboratory staff.

Students who submit reports to the Ombuds panel should feel safe that their complaints are confidential without risk of retaliation. If you feel you have been mistreated by any person at any time, please complete a Ombuds Complaint Form.

Visit the Ombuds Program webpage for more information on the committee’s mission and procedures.

Report a Bias Incident

A bias incident targets an individual based on their age, color, religion, disability (physical or mental), race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran status, as identified in the student code of conduct. Visit the Report a Bias Incident website for more information.

Report Student Mistreatment

Einstein is committed to maintaining a safe and supportive academic environment that is free of all mistreatment, including intimidation, disrespect, belittlement, humiliation, and abuse. Einstein has therefore adopted a policy of zero tolerance with respect to student/postdoctoral fellow mistreatment, which means that all reported instances of mistreatment will be fully investigated. To report an incident of student mistreatment, complete the Mistreatment Reporting Form.

Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity) discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. Review Einstein’s policy on Title IX Gender-Based Misconduct, Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures for Students for guidelines and procedures.