Clinical Training Outcomes (2008-2018)
All MD-PhD students have passed the USMLE Step I and Step 2 CS/CK exams, which are a requirement for graduation with the MD degree. MD and MD-PhD students do equally well on the required C-OSCE exams taken in Year 2 and in Year 4 (after return to wards). MD-PhD graduates match to highly competitive residencies, and increasingly enter “research track” residencies as these become more common.
Yale does not admit MD or MD-PhD students to honor societies such as AOA or “rank” students.
Research training outcomes (2009-2018)
Time to Degree
Outcomes in residency and beyond (2009-2018)
As of October 2018, the MD-PhD Program at Yale had 348 graduates spanning the years 1973-2018; 35% (n=121) are women and 65% (n=227) are men. Our alumni gender distribution is similar to the percentages reported for MD-PhD programs nationwide (as reported in the AAMC National MD-PhD Outcomes Study) where women make up 27% of MD-PhD graduates between 1974 and 2014. The gender distribution of all current students in the program (134 students total, as of 2018) is 48% (n=64) women and 52% (n=70) men (data not shown).We have used a combination of survey data and online data searches to examine the career outcomes of our alumni. Shown in the figure to the right, 46% of our alumni are in academia, defined as any post-secondary academic institution where training occurs, including colleges, universities, some medical centers, or free-standing research institutions. These included instructors and non-ladder-track faculty, as well as Assistant, Associate and full Professors (distribution of ranks shown below). 24% of all graduates are still in training (includes residency, fellowship, postdoctoral research training). 15% of alumni are in clinical practice (defined as any organization, e.g., hospital, clinic, private practice, where the primary responsibility is providing healthcare); 8% work in a for-profit setting (defined as any organization that operates to make a profit, including industry and consulting); 2% are employed in a government organization (i.e., operated by federal, state, local or foreign governments); 1% work in non-profits, and 4% include those who are on an extended leave of absence from the workforce, whose employment status is unknown, or deceased.