The Yale University School of Medicine is renowned for its strengths in both clinical medicine and research, and the faculty includes more than 500 active investigators in the biological and biomedical sciences. While medical school departments do not conduct undergraduate degree programs, many medical school faculty are active in teaching in Yale College and regularly supervise undergraduate research projects. Nine medical school departments offer Ph.D. programs and faculty of these and many other programs participate in graduate training through the Combined Graduate Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
Research opportunities in the medical school range from basic research in biology and biochemistry to epidemiological research involving the transmission of tropical diseases. Students in Biomedical Engineering find fascinating opportunities in areas ranging from imaging to engineering of new clinically useful materials and devices.
Each year, more than 100 undergraduates perform research with medical school faculty in departments including Cell Biology, Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Genetics, Immunobiology, Internal Medicine, Neurobiology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pathology and Pharmacology, as well as in the Yale School of Public Health.