Writing, defense and submission of the thesis is subject to approval by the Ph D thesis committee.
The students will be involved with dissertation research and advanced coursework and will take the qualifying exam at Yale.
They will participate fully in activities of the Yale MD-Ph D Program, including two semesters of teaching, as well as various seminars, journal clubs, department retreats, and social/networking activities. The UPR-MSC Ph D candidates must meet all of the academic requirements of their doctoral programs, including 2 terms of teaching and completion of the required Ph D courses.
Daniel Colón-Ramos, Fred Gorelick and Barbara Kazmierczak.
Prospective students will apply simultaneously to UPR-MSC and one of the eight tracks within Yale’s Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) through each institution’s respective online application process.
The students’ progress on the dissertation research and advanced coursework will be guided by the DGS of the Ph. Any exceptions to coursework requirements will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by the Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Dean Richard Sleight of the Yale Graduate School.
Completion of the Ph D requirements is estimated at 4 years.
Years 1 to 3 at UPR-MSC: Students are required to complete the first three years of the Medicine Program at UPR-MSC.
Students go to Yale for eight weeks the summer after their first year of medical school to complete a laboratory rotation and to attend the Yale MD-Ph D Program’s Annual Retreat.
For instructions on how to apply to Yale's BBS program, please click here.
UPR Medical School application requirements can be found here.