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Diversity

Diversity and inclusion are central to the mission of the Yale MD-PhD Program. By fostering diversity of persons, groups, views and academic disciplines, we strive to enrich academic discourse and create a welcoming, vibrant community. As students and faculty who value diversity and inclusion, we are committed to enacting these values in our training program, at our institution, in our community and nationally in academic investigation and clinical care.

We encourage students from all backgrounds to apply to the Yale MD-PhD Program. Students who join our program and our community of scholars 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 Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) and the Yale School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE).

We are committed to providing underrepresented minority students with role models and mentors among the MD-PhD Program faculty and to giving students opportunities to network with these faculty and with one another. We are also committed to making our MD-PhD training available and accessible to students with disabilities. In particular, Yale’s Resource Office on Disabilities and the Graduate School’s Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) have extensive experience in tailoring transportation, IT, and classroom resources to students with special needs.

Student Groups

Yale School of Medicine Combined Chapters of SNMA & LMSA

At Yale School of Medicine, the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) are combined to increase the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians by supporting underrepresented minority medical and MD-PhD students and addressing the needs of underserved communities.

SACNAS Chapter at Yale

The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) is an organization dedicated to promoting the success of underrepresented minorities in science. In addition to hosting the largest diversity in STEM conference every year, SACNAS has over 100 chapters across the nation dedicated to promoting their mission. The SACNAS Chapter at Yale was founded in 2018, and focuses on fostering community through social events, supporting chapter members through mentorship and professional development workshops, and serving the greater New Haven community through outreach.

MD-PhD Program Recruiting Schedule

MD-PhD students and faculty attend graduate fairs, conferences, and schools to meet with interested students and provide information about our programs: how to apply, what we look for in candidates, information about the BioMed SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship), about New Haven, and life as an MD-PhD student at Yale. We will be attending the following:

NIH Graduate and Professional School Fair Bethesda, MD
Leadership Appliance Career Fair Hartford, CT
SACNAS Conference Honolulu, HI
ABRCMS Conference Anaheim, CA