Yale BioMed Amgen Scholars Program

The Yale BioMed Amgen Scholars Program is a research-intensive summer training program in biomedical research for undergraduate students who plan to obtain a PhD or MD-PhD in the biomedical sciences. We particularly encourage students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences, who are the first in their families to college, who are from inner city or rural communities, or who have grown up with financial or other disadvantage to apply.

The aims of Yale BioMed Amgen Scholars Program are: to identify applicants interested in biomedical research careers; to provide them with an intensive research and didactic experience in biomedicine during a 9-week residency at Yale School of Medicine; and to provide faculty and peer mentoring resources that extend throughout and beyond the program.

The goals of this program are to recruit students from diverse backgrounds and experiences to careers in biomedical research and to provide them with knowledge, skills and resources to help them succeed as scientists or physician-scientists. We expect participants of this program to successfully apply to and complete graduate training programs (PhD or MD-PhD) in biomedical sciences, and to pursue careers in research and/or teaching after graduation. We anticipate that Yale BioMed Amgen Scholars Program students will become highly competitive applicants to graduate training programs at Yale University and other premier institutions.


  • November 15, 2019: Application Opens 
  • February 1, 2020, 5PM EST: Application Submission Deadline 
  • February 8, 2020: Faculty Recommender Letters Due 
  • Early March, 2020: Notifications to students of acceptances 
  • May 30-31, 2020: Move-in weekend for BioMed Amgen Program participants 
  • June 1, 2020: BioMed Amgen program begins with all-day orientation 
  • July 31, 2020: Program ends with Symposium 
  • August 1, 2020: Students move out of Harkness Dorms

Research Opportunities are available in the following fields:

  • Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics, and Structural Biology

  • Computational Biology and Bioinformatics

  • Immunology

  • Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics, and Development

  • Microbiology

  • Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

  • Neuroscience

  • Plant Molecular Biology