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Dear Students in the Class of 2026:

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 2023. 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 2023 will be $6,588.00.

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:

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. The Office of Student Research encourages students to reach out or stop by the office for information we maintain on faculty who have served as mentors in the past. 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 to answer any questions.


Sarwat Chaudry, M.D.
Erica Herzog, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Deans of Student Research

How to Use this Resource

  • This page lists faculty alphabetically, allowing you to search for a specific faculty member, if you have one in mind.

  • This page lists faculty by department, allowing you to search for a faculty member by their department affiliation, if you a general area of interest.
  • The "Faculty Keyword" returns a list of research interest keywords pulled from the faculty profile. This feature allows you to generally search for topics in which you are interested, and returns any faculty members who have agreed to participate as Faculty Mentors.

  • You can also use the Keyword Search page to type in a specific keyword of interest and receive a list of faculty members researching in that area.