MD-PhD Programme

General

Programme Description

Our mission is to provide students with integrated training in clinical medicine and research that qualifies them to perform at the highest standards as rigorous clinicians and scientists; to create a diverse and inclusive physician-scientist community to support and mentor trainees along axes of personal identity, clinical discipline and research domain; to cultivate the characteristics of curiosity, creativity, compassion and service in our trainees; and to develop skills associated with success in a broad range of physician-scientist research careers through experiential learning.

Our vision

Our vision is to train rigorous, visionary and resilient physician-scientists who are committed to improving health of individuals and populations.

Our commitment to diversity & inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are central to the mission of the Yale MD-PhD Programme. By fostering diversity of persons, groups, views and academic disciplines, we strive to enrich academic discourse and create a welcoming, vibrant community. As students and faculty who value diversity and inclusion, we are committed to enacting these values in our training program, at our institution, in our community and nationally in academic investigation and clinical care.

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As a preeminent academic medical center that supports the highest quality education, research, and patient care, the Yale School of Medicine will: Educate and inspire scholars and future leaders who w ... Read More

As a preeminent academic medical center that supports the highest quality education, research, and patient care, the Yale School of Medicine will: Educate and inspire scholars and future leaders who will advance the practice of medicine and the biomedical sciences, Advance medical knowledge to sustain and improve health and to alleviate suffering caused by illness and disease, and Provide outstanding care and service for patients in a compassionate and respectful manner. The school was established in 1810 as the Medical Institution of Yale College. The current name, Yale School of Medicine, was adopted in 1918. Milton C. Winternitz, who served as dean from 1920 to 1935, was the architect of the school’s unique educational philosophy, the Yale system of medical education, which emphasizes critical thinking in a nongraded, noncompetitive environment and requires students to write a thesis based on original research. Read Less