MD Master of Health Science Application Instructions

There are two pathways to the MD-Master of Health Science degree for medical students.  These are a clinical research pathway and a laboratory/translational pathway.  The MD-Master of Health Science degree is centered around a fifth year pull out supported by a fully funded one year medical student research fellowship at Yale (currently Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Yale, Yale NIH TL1, NIH-NIDDK, Yale Endowment Fellowships).  Applications are due in the Office of Student research by June 3rd.

Applicant Information – self explanatory.
Thesis Advisor Information – Information on the students’ primary thesis advisor .
Department Thesis Chair – Information on the student’s primary thesis advisor’s Department Thesis Chair.
Three Person Thesis Committee –Two additional full time faculty members are required and the Committee should meet with the student at least three times per year and in addition give final approval of the thesis.  One faculty member must be from outside the department of the primary advisor.  The primary faculty advisor serves as the first member of the committee.  The third faculty member can be from the same department or an outside department.  This member's research should be focused in translational or laboratory research if the student's research project is clinical or translational or clinical research if the student's research is laboratory based.

Thesis Project Information – Information on the student’s fully funded one year project.
List of required courses for both pathways – self explanatory

For additional information on courses required please see:

Clinical Research Pathway Required Courses:

A. IMED 645 Introduction to Biostatistics - 2 week summer course, course description and dates of course available at http://medicine.yale.edu/investigativemedicine/index/current.aspx 

B. IMED 625 Principles of Clinical Research - 2 week summer course, course description and dates of course available at http://medicine.yale.edu/investigativemedicine/index/current.aspx

C. Sec Ed 104 Applied Principles of Clinical Research (5th Year Seminars with Dr. Nancy Kim)  - Dates, times & location to be determined

D. Sec Ed501 and BBS501  Responsible Conduct of Research - Spring, 2014 - Contact the Office of Student Research for additional information. 

E. Sec Ed102 Organization and Leadership (Course meets once a week for eight weeks from January – February). Contact the Office of Student Research for additional information.

Laboratory/Translational Research Pathway Required Courses:

A. IMED 645 Introduction to Biostatistics - 2 week summer course, course description and dates of course available at http://medicine.yale.edu/investigativemedicine/index/current.aspx

B. Sec Ed101  Intensive Pedagogical Experience in Techniques and Strategies for Laboratory Research (1 week summer course for 1st year medical students taken the summer after the 1st year) or Selected Seminars in CBB 740a Clinical and Translational Informatics. Contact the Office of Student Research for additional information. 

C. Sec Ed501 and BBS501  Responsible Conduct of Research -  Spring, 2014 - Contact the Office of Student Research for additional information. 

D. Sec Ed 102 Organization and Leadership (Course meets once a week for eight weeks from January – February), Contact the Office of Student Research for additional information.

Additional requirements during the 5th pullout year:

Participation in monthly seminars and dinners throughout the Masters year. 

A. Students are required to present their research in the Fall and Spring in a 10 minute PowerPoint presentation.
B. Students will be expected to attend the three Leadership in Biomedicine Lectures and dinners.
C. Participation  in monthly seminars,  and other announced activities throughout the Masters year