The students listed in this photograph are, left to right, Max Petersen, Dimitri deKouchkovsky and Rebecca Liu
The Yale MD-PhD Program was officially established in 1969 and has been supported continuously by a National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) grant since 1973. Our mission is to train outstanding physician-scientists who will serve as leaders in biomedical research, education, and improved healthcare for our population.
MD-PhD students at Yale enjoy tremendous human, intellectual and physical resources during their clinical training and graduate education. We are committed to creating a rigorous, yet flexible training program that addresses each student’s interests and professional goals and makes full use of the outstanding research and clinical training opportunities at Yale. Our collaborative faculty and students, drawn from the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Arts & Sciences, create an environment that values curiosity, creativity, diversity and integrity—and look for opportunities to have a positive impact on our local community and the greater world. And our hospitals and clinics share our mission of using cutting-edge science to improve patient care and outcomes.
We invite you to explore these webpages to learn what puts Yale’s MD-PhD Program at the forefront of physician-scientist training today—and to learn how you can join us in our mission to improve human knowledge and well-being.
The Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation Endowed ProfessorshipThe Yale Corporation has approved the appointment of Barbara Kazmierczak, MD PhD, as the Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation MD-PhD Program Director. Dr. Kazmierczak, who is a Professor of Medicine and Microbial Pathogenesis, has served as the program's director since 2014.
Congratulations to the following amazing students:
CONGRATULATIONS to Ryan Chow (3rd year); first author on an amazing study
CONGRATULATIONS to Woong Hwang (5th year) for receiving the "SOROS Fellowship"!
- CONGRATULATIONS to Sadie Meller (5th year) who has been awarded a 'SPR-MD-PhD Student Research Award' for her abstract: "The role of microglia in neuroblast migration".
CONGRATULATIONS to our graduating students on "Match Day"!! So proud of you all!!
- Dr. Joan A. Steitz was honored with the Second Annual Perspectives of Women in Science Lectureship by the Yale School of Medicine
Shivani Bhatt was awarded an NRSA F30 from the NIH/NIMH
William Hancock-Cerutti was awarded an NRSA F31 from the NIH/NIMDS
Daniel Kim,was awarded an NRSA F30 from the NIH/NCI
- Jess Cerdeña was awarded a dissertation fieldwork grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research