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Preprofessional Opportunities

Yale University - BioMed Amgen Scholars Program


Category: Summer
Type: Research
Location: New Haven Connecticut
Deadline: Early February


- Are United States citizens or permanent residents - Attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States, Puerto Rico, or other US territories - Must be rising juniors or seniors - Have completed at least one semester of college-level biology, chemistry or physics at the time of application - Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or above - Have an interest in pursuing a PhD or MD-PhD


The Yale BioMed Amgen Scholars Program is a research-intensive summer training program in biomedical research for undergraduate students who plan to obtain a PhD or MD-PhD in the biomedical sciences. We particularly encourage students who are members of groups underrepresented in the sciences, who are the first in their families to college, who are from inner city or rural communities, or who have grown up with financial or other disadvantage to apply.

The aims of Yale BioMed Amgen Scholars Program are: to identify applicants interested in biomedical research careers; to provide them with an intensive research and didactic experience in biomedicine during a 9-week residency at Yale School of Medicine; and to provide faculty and peer mentoring resources that extend throughout and beyond the program.

The goals of this program are to recruit students from diverse backgrounds and experiences to careers in biomedical research and to provide them with knowledge, skills and resources to help them succeed as scientists or physician-scientists. We expect participants of this program to successfully apply to and complete graduate training programs (PhD or MD-PhD) in biomedical sciences, and to pursue careers in research and/or teaching after graduation. We anticipate that Yale BioMed Amgen Scholars Program students will become highly competitive applicants to graduate training programs at Yale University and other premier institutions.

Program Details

  • 9-week research and didactic curriculum
  • Matched with Yale faculty and pursue a research project under his/her supervision
  • Hands-on training in research techniques, data acquisition and analysis
  • Participate in lab meetings, journal clubs and other scientific activities
  • Peer mentoring by current PhD and MD-PhD students
  • $4,200 stipend; cost of travel to and from New Haven reimbursed up to $750
  • Housing on the medical school campus
  • Closing symposium to present summer research
  • Travel and hotel expenses for one family member to travel to New Haven for the closing symposium and events