The Burroughs Wellcome Fund Inter-school Training Program in Metabolic Diseases (BWF-IT-MD) incorporates resources and faculty expertise in both laboratory and population sciences to train new researchers in making significant research breakthroughs in the field area of metabolic disease. The interdisciplinary curriculum and unique two-mentor per student structure provides trainees with valuable insight, experience, and guidance from experts in both laboratory and quantitative science. This program enables trainees to go beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries and mentorships to explore and unite the laboratory and quantitative fields in analyzing the complexities of metabolic diseases.