Degree Programs

Masters in Health Science (M.H.Sc.) Program

Surgical residents are afforded the opportunity to obtain the Master’s in Health Science degree at Yale School of Medicine, with half of tuition expenses paid by the Surgery Department. This 12-month program, geared towards those interested in a research career, awards this degree upon successful completion of 4 courses and a master’s thesis.

Yale Surgery Resident M.H.S candidates:

Stephanie Wood2013
John Kunstman2013
James Healy2014
Johnny Tackett2015
Taylor Brown2015
Kirstyn Brownson2015
Brian Arnold2016
Timothy Murtha2016
Swathi Reddy2016
James Farrelly2016
Samantha Ahle2017

Doctor of Philosophy in Investigative Medicine (Ph.D.) Program

The Investigative Medicine Program is a training program in clinical investigation for physicians that leads to a Ph.D. degree in Investigative Medicine awarded from the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. It’s aim is to provide the training required to develop a broad knowledge base, analytical skill, creative thinking and the hands-on experience demanded of clinical researchers devoted to either laboratory-based or clinically-based patient-oriented investigation. Admission to the Investigative Medicine Program occurs across multiple clinical subspecialties, with a choice of focus on either patient-oriented research, disease oriented research, or basic “translational” laboratory research. Students are provided with individualized training encompassing both formal coursework and practical experience, under the supervision and mentorship of a senior faculty member. Requirements for the Ph.D. degree are completion of a didactic curriculum of required and elective courses, comprehensive examination, and a research project resulting in a dissertation – under the guidance of a Qualifying and Thesis Committee. Most students will be able to obtain a Ph.D. degree in a 3-4 year timeframe.

Yale Surgery Resident Ph.D. candidates:

Clinton Protack2015
Gabriella GrisottiCurrent
Jonathan MerolaCurrent