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Research is a core element of the Yale Physician Associate Program curriculum. We believe in order to practice medicine in this fast-paced environment, it is important to utilize principles of research methodology and evidence-based medicine. The Research course exposes students to the principles of research methodology and biostatistics early in their training. Throughout the entire first year, these principles are engaged during the clinical medicine courses as well as the journal clubs. Seminal articles in prominent areas of medicine are analyzed and often applied to patient cases.

Students interested in completing a research project in an international setting are encouraged to apply for the Wilbur Downs Fellowship. Several students in recent years have received generous funding for their projects.