New Graduate Program in Medical Sociology

“Yale University will start a new graduate program in medical sociology—the first of its kind in the nation to train students to apply the knowledge and techniques of sociology to the fields of medicine and public health. The new program will attempt to bridge the gap between medicine and sociology—between the doctor and the society which he serves. It will prepare students for teaching, research and administrative positions involving the social aspects of health and medicine. …

“The first year will be spent in courses designed to meet special interests and training needs. The student will study the application of medical knowledge to public health problems, as well as the relationship of public health to various sociological phenomena. Courses will be taken in both the Department of Sociology and the School of Medicine. The second year of the program will be devoted to a thesis in the field of health or medical problems and society.”