Both a hard bound and a digital copy are required as indicated below. Most Yale M.D. theses average 40-80 pages of text. A minimum of 30 pages of text excluding figures, legends, and references is required.
Hard Bound Copies
(3 – please see details below)
The Office of Student Research requires one letter-quality printed original thesis with hard bound cover, any color, submitted to our office (ESH 310), one copy for the department chair’s office and one copy for your advisor (in some departments, these copies are optional. Please check with the Department Thesis Chair and your advisor. These additional copies may be bound with soft covers). The copies should be reproduced on a good copying machine. Allow at least two weeks for copying and binding of your thesis. Bound Copy: The full thesis title, the student’s full name, "Yale University", and the year of degree are imprinted on the cover. An abbreviated title, students name and year are imprinted on the spine.
The abstract should be placed immediately after the title page. A copy of the abstract may also be requested to The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. See section on "Abstracts of M.D. Thesis" for more detailed information.
The Office of Student Research has a list of copying and binding services. Allow at least two weeks for copying and binding of your thesis.
Typing and Binding Costs:
The cost of typing and binding of the dissertation is the responsibility of the student. Departmental or research funds should not be used for this purpose.
Digital Copy: Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library.
The Office of Student Research also requires a copy of your thesis to be submitted to the Yale Medicine Thesis Digital Library. A completed agreement form covering both the hard bound and digital thesis is available in the Office of Student Research. A copy of the agreement is on page 31. Instructions on the submission of the digital thesis begin on page 33.