Dear Students in the Class of 2024:
On behalf of the Office of Student Research (OSR), welcome to the Yale School of Medicine! As you know, research is a critical component of the Yale medical education. We encourage all first-year students to participate in the summer research program in the summer of 2021. Last year approximately 80 first year students participated in this program and received summer research stipends. An application for this fellowship is included on this site and additional copies are available in the Office of Student Research. The stipend for 10-12 weeks of summer research in 2021 will be $6,459.00.
To assist you in identifying a faculty research mentor, we are very pleased to provide you with an online directory of the research interests of Yale Medical School Faculty. There are four ways to start using this online directory:
- Review an alphabetical list of faculty
- Review a list of faculty by department
- Review a selection of keywords that display related faculty
- Use the search tool to provide targeted results to your inquiries
Additionally, the profiles are set up to recommend topics and people related to the profile you are reviewing, so you can browse across profiles. We suggest that you first review the index terms for your areas of interest and read faculty members’ research summaries and publications listings. You should then contact multiple faculty members to discuss potential student research projects. Most faculty members know the amount of time needed to accomplish a summer research project and are prepared to support medical student endeavors whether or not you have had prior experience in medical research.
We suggest that you contact 4-5 potential research mentors to learn about their projects and discuss the possibility of working with them. We are then available for meetings with small groups (2-3 students) or individual students to discuss possible summer research topics and faculty mentors. It is advisable to schedule this meeting after you have met with several potential mentors. Books with student evaluations of specific faculty mentors and thesis advisors are also available in the Office of Student Research Lounge, Room ESH-312 and should be reviewed as part of the process of choosing a faculty mentor and project. We hope that your search for a faculty research advisor and summer research project will be most successful. Please stop by the Office of Student Research or email us at email@example.com to answer any questions.
Sarwat Chaudry, M.D.
Erica Herzog, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Deans of Student Research