Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to assist the Scholars to develop research skills and take an active role in bringing about positive change in health care for individuals, organizations, and communities. Scholar knowledge and skills are developed through foundational courses taken during the first year of fellowship. Training in translating research into practice is accomplished through major and complementary integrating experiences, which span the two-year fellowship period. Upon successful completion of the curriculum and a thesis requirement, Scholars are awarded a Master of Health Sciences (MHS) degree from Yale University.

Foundational Courses:

  • Biostatistics: develops a foundation in biostatistics concepts and applications
  • Clinical and Health Services Research Methods: develops the foundation and builds expertise in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed research methodologies
  • Principles of Health Policy and Management: develops a foundation and framework for understanding healthcare financing, policy development and analysis, and key issues in managing health systems
  • Principles of Stakeholder Engagement: develops the foundation, principles, and understanding to conduct and critique stakeholder-engaged research

Major Integrating Experiences for Translational Skill Development:

  • Seminar in Leadership, Management, and Organizational Behavior: seminars in which Scholars learn the skills necessary to lead within organizations
  • Ideas, Projects, Analysis, and Dissemination (IPAD): sessions in which Scholars receive individual and group mentor-ship on their research and group presentation skills
  • Seminars in Health Policy and Delivery (SHPD): seminars in which prominent health policy leaders from both the public and private sectors meet with Scholars

Complementary Integrating Experiences for Translational Skill Development:

  • Writing workshops, including op-ed training: trains Scholars to write effectively for scientific, lay, and regulatory audiences
  • Group mentor breakfasts: where physician leaders have informal conversations about their research interests and career paths
  • Healthcare Leadership Externship (optional): where Scholars have the opportunity to shadow local health leaders in a variety of settings and potential career interest
  • Summer Health Policy Internship (optional): where Scholars have the opportunity to spend 4-8 weeks in the summer at an organization in Washington, DC, or the Northeast, that is involved in health policy issues of potential career interests
  • Teaching opportunities at the Schools of Medicine and/or Public Health (optional)
In the second year of fellowship, Scholars select one of four research tracks based on their interests and leaning objectives.