About Yale School of Medicine

Founded in 1810, the Yale School of Medicine is a world-renowned center for biomedical research, education, and advanced health care. Its unique curriculum, known as the Yale system of medical education, promotes teaching in small seminar, conference, and tutorial settings and requires student self-evaluation, independent thinking, and investigation.

The School of Medicine's mission is to provide an education in the scholarly and humane aspects of medicine and to foster the development of leaders who will advance medical practice and knowledge. The school enrolls a talented and diverse class of students from every segment of modern society — men and women who have the maturity, intelligence, energy, and compassion to grow into the kind of leaders we strive to educate. Graduates have gone on to significant leadership positions in virtually every medical field, as well as many non-medical areas.

For more than two centuries, the Yale School of Medicine has remained at the forefront of innovation and academic excellence in the field of medicine. Our unique teaching philosophy, renowned faculty members, and competitive admissions standards have helped us continuously produce exceptional outcomes for the nation's most ambitious health care leaders.

For more up-to-date information regarding YSM’s degree programs, resources and services, school departments, and financial aid, be sure to reference the 2019-2020 Bulletin of Yale University.

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