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
  • Clinical and Health Services Research Methods
  • Principles of Health Policy and Management
  • Principles of Stakeholder Engagement¬†

Major Integrating Experiences for Translational Skill Development:

  • Seminar in Leadership, Management, and Organizational Behavior
  • Ideas, Projects, Analysis, and Dissemination (IPAD)
  • Seminars in Health Policy and Delivery (SHPD)

Complementary Integrating Experiences for Translational Skill Development:

  • Writing workshops, including op-ed training
  • Group mentor breakfasts
  • Presentation and media training
  • Healthcare Leadership Externship (optional)
  • Summer Health Policy Internship (optional)
  • 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.