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Young Scholars Summer Program in Biostatistics and Medical Research

For students entering grades 11 and 12

July 19-30, 2021

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 high school students entering 11th and 12th grade, 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.

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 5, 2021

Information Session for Accepted Students and Their Parents/Guardians:

Date: Monday, July 12, 2021; 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Icebreaker Session for Accepted Students:

Date: Friday July 16, 2021; 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Program Dates:

July 19-30, 2021

Program Days and Times:

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.*
*Eastern Daylight Time

Student Presentations and Presentation of Certificates:

Date: Friday, July 30, 2021; 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Location: Online

Parents and Friends are Invited!


• Rising 11th and 12th graders
• 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 12 and Friday July 30, 2021
• have a parent or guardian willing to attend the Information Session for accepted students on Monday July 12, 2021
• be able to make a full-time commitment to the program