A Letter from the Director
Summer has finally arrived in New Haven: sunny blue skies and temperatures in the 80s welcomed MD-PhD students having a paella cook-out at Sleeping Giant (hosted by Drew Daniels and the Student Council) this weekend. Traffic in town has eased up, as schools go into summer break mode, and the Green is blocked off for the annual Festival of Arts and Ideas.
Sue Sansone is retiring :-(
Sue spent 25 years as the Registrar and Interview Coordinator for the MD-PhD program. She has played such a vital role in supporting our many applicants, students and their families, faculty and staff that it is frankly hard to imagine what our program would have been like without Sue!
Welcome START@Yale MD-PhD Students
Four incoming MD-PhD students are participating in the Summer to Advance Research Training at Yale School of Medicine (START@Yale) program which provides students with a mentored research experience and associated educational activities during the summer before the first year of medical school. Click below to read about why they decided to participate in START!
To Err is Residency
Adrian Haimovich, MD '18, PhD '16 got his undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics magna cum laude from Columbia University. He received his PhD in Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology with a dissertation on synthetic biology in the lab of Dr Farren Isaacs. In this essay, he reflects on his first year as a resident in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University where he is also a member of the Yale Emergency Scholars (YES) track.
2019 BioMed Amgen Scholars
The Amgen Scholars Program at Yale is a partnership between the Amgen Foundation and the Yale School of Medicine MD-PhD and Biological and Biomedical Sciences PhD programs. The goal of the program is to recruit students from under-represented groups to biomedical careers and help them succeed as scientists or physician-scientists.
Yale MD-PhD Student Woong Hwang Honored with Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Woong Hwang, a fifth-year MD-PhD student at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), is one of 30 newly-announced recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, seven of whom are Yale-affiliated. All fellows are children of immigrants to the United States, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients, green card holders, or naturalized citizens, who are pursuing graduate school in the U.S.