How long is CROY?
CROY is a two-summer program. Students chosen for the program will be expected to research with their Primary Investigators (PIs) for a minimum of 8 weeks each year, with at least 6 uninterrupted weeks during the summer months.
If you’re applying as a current senior, you will be expected to return to CROY after your first year of college to continue researching with your assigned research group.
What will a student learn during CROY?
CROY is meant to equip students with the tools needed to be successful research scientists. Over the course of two years students can expect to learn to:
Locate and review current scientific literature
Safely conduct scientific research
Collect and analyze data
Design a personal research project
Be an effective member of a research team
Consider contemporary issues in cancer and health
How does the program work?
After applying, students will be paired with a researcher in Yale Cancer Center who will supervise the student’s summer experience. With their researcher, students will learn the rationale behind the research they are performing and be taught the necessary skills to assist in the project. Interspersed with daily research, students will sometimes participate in lunch seminars focused on contemporary issues in science.
Additionally, for the second and third weeks in July, students will split their time between research and the Yale Center for Analytical Science (YCAS) Summer Scholars program to learn the fundamentals of biostatistics and research design.
Is this a paid internship?
Yes! All students accepted into CROY will receive a stipend each summer and for any work completed during the school year.
Can I still participate in the Pathways Summer Scholars Program?
Yes. If you are accepted into the Pathways Summer Scholars Program, you may choose to substitute your required participation in YCAS for participation in Pathways. Either way, students must split their time between research and a summer program for those two weeks.
When will CROY start?
The program will start on Monday, June 25th.