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Graduate Training

BBS students spend their first year within one of 8 Tracks. The Track is their academic and research home, and during the first year they rotate through 2 - 4 labs as well as take several courses per semester. At the end of the first year they then leave the BBS Track structure to join both a thesis lab and a Ph.D.-granting program. Students have access to dozens of graduate courses, innumerable seminars in both basic science and clinical departments, over 400 faculty labs, and cutting-edge research facilities at the School of Medicine, West Campus, and the main university campus. In addition, Yale and the BBS Program offer a number of unique programs to enhance graduate training. Please explore the links in the left column to learn about the 8 Tracks and the additional training opportunities available to BBS students.

Integral to all of the opportunities available to BBS students is intensive training in rigorous scientific research methods. Exposure to research rigor and reproducibility begins even before students matriculate in the fall of their first year and then carries forward throughout their tenure at Yale. Please see the attached handout that all BBS students are encouraged to keep in their lab notebooks.