Mission Statement

The Yale MD-PhD Program is committed to maintaining a diverse student body, and encourages students from all backgrounds to apply to our program. The goal of our program is to prepare 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. Students who join our program receive the necessary support and mentorship both to thrive at Yale and to succeed in their future scientific careers. Yale offers numerous resources for students from underrepresented populations, coordinated through the Graduate School’s Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO) and the Yale School of Medicine  Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE)

For additional resources for students from underrepresented populations, please review the “Useful Links”. We are committed to provide underrepresented minority students with role models and mentors among the MD/PhD Program faculty and give students opportunities to network with these faculty and with one another. Prospective and current students are encouraged to contact the MD-PhD Program Director, Dr. Barbara Kazmierczak to learn more about the strategies, resources, and programs available to them. 

Yale is also committed to making our MD-PhD training available and accessible to students with disabilities. The "Useful Links" provides information about resources available for students with disabilities. In particular, Yale’s Resource Office on Disabilities and the Graduate School’s Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity have extensive experience in tailoring transportation, IT, and classroom resources to students with special needs. Please contact either office for additional information.

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