Getting Ready for Medical School
START@Yale is a program that allows you the option to do a paid research rotation the summer before first year classes begin. It is completely optional and open to both MD and MD/PhD students. No prior research experience is needed, as it is meant to be a learning experience! Students will be matched with a research mentor in either a clinical or basic lab project, and will work on that project for 8 weeks over the summer. Students will be expected to work full time in their lab throughout the summer, attend all and give one presentation at the weekly journal club meetings, and give a final presentation at the research symposium at the end of the summer. In addition to the research activities, START also offers social events and orientation resources that help students to get to know New Haven and some of their fellow classmates.
Applications are due in late April-early May. For more information about the program and application, visit the START@Yale website.