Pre-Doctoral Training Program

YCCI Multidisciplinary Pre-Doctoral Training Program

YCCI is happy to announce the acceptance of application for the long term (one year) and short term (12 week) Multidisciplinary Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Translational Research (MPDTP).  The YCCI Program will be open to ALL applicants training across the full span (T1-T4) of clinical and translational research. All applications will be accepted and reviewed based on scientific merit. 
This program attracts highly talented pre-doctoral students across medicine, nursing, and biomedical engineering and provides them with an intense mentored research experience. The program is devoted to training across the full span (T1-T4) of clinical and translational research. The Multidisciplinary Pre-Doctoral Training Program in Translational Research are to identify and support a representative and diverse group of outstanding trainees in each of the programs who specifically want to pursue careers in clinical and translational research; to train them in the use of state-of-the-art research tools; to enhance their abilities to work collaboratively in complex multidisciplinary research teams; to provide outstanding mentoring (including concordant mentoring) by experienced and diverse faculty that support the trainee’s long-term professional development. The program will tap into Yale’s established educational leadership team whom has diverse backgrounds in clinical and translational research, as well as expertise in the evaluation and dynamic reshaping of medical education programs. The leadership will work directly with both the trainees and their mentors to promote multidisciplinary team-based research that addresses complex medical and/or societal aspects of health and healthcare delivery in the US and around the world.
YCCI is pleased to announce the new Clinical & Research Informatics trainee program open to predoctoral candidates from across all fields of medicine with many different potential areas of practice and study.  Among the many subspecialties that have emerged within medicine, Clinical Informatics is an unique blend of knowledge and application of medical, information, and computer science with application towards healthcare delivery. With the widespread adoption of electronic health records and supporting systems, the importance and need for physicians trained in Clinical Informatics has dramatically grown. Similarly, the application of Informatics to support clinical research is a burgeoning field in need of more well-trained knowledge experts. Both Clinical and Research Informatics are essential components to the daily practice and regular research activity of every medical specialty at the Yale School for Medicine.
The YCCI is committed to the development and support of a research workforce that engages the ideas, creativity, and innovation from all diverse backgrounds and segments of society. YCCI seeks to promote diversity in all of its training and research programs, and to increase the participation of underrepresented groups. We have therefore decided this year to launch a new initiative focused on the further promotion of diversity in translational research. YCCI announces this request for applications for the YCCI Pre-Doctoral Program to Promote Diversity in Translational Research, which will provide support to under-represented predoctoral trainees.  Translational research includes clinically-based, laboratory-based, population-based or community-based research that is focused on understanding or treating human diseases. The goal of the program is to attract outstanding trainees who are members of populations that are under-represented in the biomedical research workforce and who want to pursue careers in any type of translational research.
YCCI is pleased to announce the new Lifespan trainee program open to predoctoral candidates from across all fields of medicine with many different potential areas of practice and study with an interest in lifespan research perspective.  Lifespan research brings a developmental perspective to questions of individual differences in aging, susceptibility to diseases, the impact of early stressors and adversity across the developmental process, and the intergenerational transmission of risk for diseases.  Lifespan research aims to understand the developmental origins of disease to better achieve earlier diagnosis and intervention, and lessen the impact of disease as people age.  Lifespan research also seeks to recognize risk factors in childhood and adolescence that increase the risk for diseases of either greater severity or earlier expression in adulthood.  Lifespan research is inherently interdisciplinary in that questions may bring together, for example, researchers in childhood diseases and those focused on aging.
Key Dates:
Due date for applications in all areas: April 12, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Earliest anticipated start date: May 27, 2019 or June 3, 2019
Full Application
RFA information can be found here for long term applicants and here for short term applicants.  Full applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on April 12, 2019.
Applications must be submitted online here for long term applications and here for short term applications.

Deadline for applications extended

Deadline for applications has been extended to 5:00 pm on April 12, 2019.


  • Lloyd Cantley, MD
  • Eugene Shapiro, MD
  • Rajita Sinha, MD