Yale School of Medicine offers numerous degree and joint degree programs. The majority of students at the school earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, with about 20 percent of these students earning a joint MD/PhD degree.
Health intersects with every aspect of civic life and the study of medicine is not limited to patient care and biomedical science. YSM offers numerous joint degree programs in collaboration with other professional schools.
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.
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.