MD-PhD Program


The goal of Yale's MD/PhD Program is to prepare outstanding students for careers as physician-scientists by training them to carry out basic, translational, and clinical research that promotes the understanding and treatment of human disease. The objectives of the program are to integrate comprehensive clinical training with cutting edge research training.  We hope that prospective MD/PhD applicants, our current students, alumni, faculty and staff find this website useful.

Our program enjoys tremendous human, intellectual and physical resources through its close affiliations with Yale University, the School of the Medicine, the School of Public Health, the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

We are committed to training the next generation of leaders in research and medicine by ensuring that they become excellent, culturally sensitive, curious, creative, and collaborative physician scientist.

Breaking News

CONGRATULATIONS to Maryam Zekavat, 1st year, for being awarded the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

CONGRATULATIONS to Don Li for being awarded an individual NRSA F30 Fellowship from the NIH/NIDDK 

CONGRATULATIONS to Laura Yockey for being awarded an individual NRSA F30 Fellowship from the NIH/NICHD 

CONGRATULATIONS to Jessica Ye for being awarded an individual NRSA F30 Fellowship from the NIH/NIDDK 

CONGRATULATIONS to Cheryl Zogg for being awarded an EMF/SAEMF Medical Student Grant.

Great job to all who participated in this year's Student Research Day!

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Fred Gorelick designated the Binder Professor of Internal Medicine

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Sandy Chang (one of our MSTP committee members) who is now the Assistant Dean for Science education.

Message from the Director

Kazmierczak Headshot

The MD-PhD Program at Yale University was officially established in 1968 and has been supported by a National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) grant since 1969. The goal of our program is to develop leaders in research and medicine by providing rigorous clinical training and opportunities to engage in cutting edge basic, translational, and clinical research. 

Our student body and faculty come from richly diverse backgrounds that bring a unique prospective to physician scientist training. We welcome students who are ready to accept the challenges, responsibilities and rewards of preparing for careers that make a positive impact on human health and well-being.

I invite you to explore and learn about the excellent opportunities that Yale's MD/PhD Program has to offer.

With warmest regards,  

Barbara I. Kazmierczak, M.D. Ph.D.
Director MD/PhD Program
Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases and Microbial Pathogenesis)

Contact Us

Yolanda Quinones, MBA

Program Coordinator for BioMed SURF

Reiko M Fitzsimonds, PhD

Associate Director,MD-PhD Program Dev & Assessment

Cheryl A DeFilippo, JD

Associate Director Yale School of Medicine MD/PhD Program