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Summer to Advance Research Training at Yale School of Medicine

START@Yale 2023

START@Yale is a research program for students accepted to the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) that occurs in the summer prior to matriculation to YSM. This program is appropriate for students regardless of prior research experience and is a wonderful opportunity to become familiar with the rich research environment at YSM. In the summer of 2023, START@Yale will be in-person and include orientation, lab experiences, research, journal clubs, didactic activities, and a final symposium. The overarching goal of START@Yale is to encourage interest in physician-scientist careers among entering medical students.

Staff and Student Mentors

Laura R. Ment, MD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Neurology, Associate Dean

Peter S. Aronson, MD, Associate Director MD/PhD Program

Student Mentors

General Information

Program period: June 12 through August 3, 2023

Mentors: Based on their preferences, students will be matched to mentors whose research interests span diverse areas of biomedical research. Recommended mentors have been selected who are clinically trained physician-scientists, have major grant funding, and are available during the summer to participate in program activities.

Applicants may also suggest additional members of the Yale faculty whom they have identified as potential mentors based on research interest. We will confirm that all mentors meet program criteria before matching them to students. Dr. Ment and Dr. Aronson will be pleased to provide advice and assistance in identifying additional mentors in your areas of interest.

Stipend: The stipend for the eight-week period will be $4,524 total: $2,262/month x 2 months or $565.50 per week.

Important Dates and Deadlines

May 8: Deadline to submit online application for START@Yale 2023

May 15: Notification of acceptance into START@Yale and mentor match

May 23: Deadline for accepted students to commit to participate in START@Yale 2023

June 10-11: Move in weekend

June 12: Orientation

August 3: Closing Symposium

August 7: Matriculation date for entering class

Mentors for START@Yale Students

Please Note: Mentor list is preliminary and may be updated.

A major goal of the START@Yale program is to provide participants with the opportunity to undertake research during the summer before the first year of medical school.

We encourage START@Yale participants to perform research with physician-scientist mentors who are role models for successful career development that involved both research and clinical training. Examples of clinically trained physician-scientist faculty members are listed below. A link is provided for information about the research interests of each of these faculty members.

NOTE: Those mentors indicated with an asterisk (*) can serve as mentor for either MD or MD/PhD participants.