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Yale School of Medicine Summer Research Program

The Yale School of Medicine Summer Research Program is an eight-week program offered to select students from Meharry Medical College, Universidad Central del Caribe, and the University of Puerto Rico. The program pairs students with Yale faculty members and residents in their specialty of interest. Students in the program work on clinical research or a basic science project, ultimately completing and presenting a research poster. The experience allows them the opportunity to fully engage in a specialty of interest and determine if it’s the path in medicine they want to pursue.

Through regular sessions, the students also work on professional development, community building, and prepare for residencies. They learn how to write a CV, a personal statement, and how to give an interview, among other skills.

The Yale School of Medicine Summer Research Program also introduces students to the Yale campus and research facilities, and aims to be a pipeline to bring students from underrepresented groups to Yale residency programs.

To learn more about this opportunity and the 2022 mentors, please see our flyer and mentor list.

For more information about the application process, please visit the Meharry Medical College or Universidad Central del Caribe / University of Puerto Rico pages.
The Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Summer Research Program originated with students from Meharry Medical College, a historically Black medical school in Nashville, Tennessee.
In 2022, the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Summer Research Program will expand to include first- and second-year medical students from Universidad Central del Caribe and University of Puerto Rico.