Typing & Assembly

The final submission of the M.D. thesis should meet the following specifications:

Paper20 lb. weight paper of good quality; corrasable bond is not acceptable. All pages must be a high-contrast, dark image on white paper.
Print SizeUse a 10-12 point font.
TypingDouble spaced on one side of the page. Single spacing may be used within block quotations, footnotes, and bibliography, but double spacing must be used between successive entries.
Margins1-1/2 inch left hand margin (normally, the binding edge), 1 inch on the three other edges. These margins apply to full-page photographs and pages containing tables and illustrations, as well as to pages of text.
Page NumbersEach page in the thesis should be numbered except the title page, table of contents, abstract, and acknowledgements. The number should be placed either at the top center or at the top right hand corner at least 1/2 inches from any edge.
Number of Copies (3)The Office of Student Research requires one letter-quality printed original thesis with hard bound cover, any color, submitted to our office (ESH 310), one copy for the department chair's office and one copy for your advisor (in some departments, these copies are optional. Please check with the Department Thesis Chair and your advisor. These additional copies may be bound with soft covers). The copies should be reproduced on a good copying machine. Allow at least two weeks for copying and binding of your thesis.
Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library (1)The Office of Student Research also requires a copy of your thesis to be submitted to the Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library. A completed agreement form covering both the hard bound and digital thesis is available in the Office of Student Research. Instructions for uploading this copy.
Bound CopyThe final submission of the M.D. thesis should meet the following specifications:
Typing and Binding CostsThe full thesis title, the student's full name, "Yale University", and the year of degree are imprinted on the cover. An abbreviated title, students name and year are imprinted on the spine. Allow at least two weeks for copying and binding of your thesis.
AbstractsThe abstract should be placed immediately after the title page. A copy of the abstract may be submitted to the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. See section on "Abstracts of M.D. Thesis" for more detailed information.