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Young Scholars Summer Program in Biostatistics and Medical Research

For students entering grades 11 and 12

July 20-31, 2020

In collaboration with clinical researchers, biostatisticians at the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) design research studies and use statistical methods to address critical problems in medicine and public health. Our YCAS Young Scholars intensive summer program provides promising Connecticut high school students, who excel in math, with the opportunity to learn about the work of biostatisticians in an academic environment. During this two week program, we introduce students to basic statistical methods and study designs used in medical research. We also provide instruction in “R,” a computer programming language for statistical analyses. Students work in teams and use real health science data to address study questions and develop a final presentation of their work. Students will also tour the medical campus and learn about life at Yale.

Please follow the links for application details and additional information for teachers, students, and parents.

Program Times & Dates

Application and Teacher Recommendations Deadline:

Date: April 3, 2020

Information Session for Accepted Students and Their Parents/Guardians:

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020; 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: Yale School of Public Health, 47 College St., Room 106B

Icebreaker Session for Accepted Students:

Date: Friday July 17, 2020; 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: Yale School of Public Health, 60 College St., Room 216

Program Dates:

July 20-31, 2020

Program Days and Times:

Monday-Friday, 8:00-3:00

Drop off: Yale School of Public Health, 47 College St*
Pick up: Yale School of Public Health, 60 College St.* 

*We will need parental consent for students who plan to drive themselves to and from the program.

Student Presentations and Presentation of Certificates:

Date: Friday, July 31, 2020; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Yale School of Public Health, 60 College St., Room 106B

Parents and Friends are Invited!


• Rising 11th and 12th graders who reside in Connecticut
• Strong math skills and academic record 
• Interest in learning about statistics, computer programming and medical research 
• Students should:
     • be motivated team players
     • have transportation to and from the program 
     • agree to abide by all program rules
     • be able to attend pre-program meetings on Monday July 13 and Friday July 17, 2020
     • have a parent or guardian willing to attend the Information Session for accepted students on Monday July 13,2020
     • be able to make a full-time commitment to the program