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Joint MD Programs

About 20% of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students earn an MD-PhD degree. YSM offers numerous other joint degree programs, many in collaboration with other professional schools at the university, reflecting how health intersects with every aspect of civic life and the study of medicine is not limited to patient care and biomedical science.

Please note, through the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS), PhD students have access to dozens of graduate courses, innumerable seminars in both basic science and clinical departments, and cutting-edge research facilities at the School of Medicine, main University campus, and West Campus.

PhD in Investigative Medicine

The Investigative Medicine Program is an innovative training program in clinical investigation for physicians that leads to a PhD degree awarded by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.