Online Campus

Yale PA Online offers a full suite of online tools that help students stay connected to Yale and to one another. The Online Campus is the central hub for all program activities. Students can access virtual classrooms and coursework, connect with their peers and instructors, and get admissions and technical support—all through the Online Campus.


From their Online Campus personal homepage, students can join class sessions with one click. Classes are live and face-to-face in a virtual classroom, and they are taught by Yale School of Medicine faculty. Sessions are designed with discussion and debate in mind, and the virtual classroom features dynamic tools that support the student and faculty experience.

Classroom features:

Breakout Rooms

Instructors can break students into small groups for problem-solving and discussion.

Live Chat

Students can chat with one another or with professors during live class sessions.

Presentation Mode

Professors can share slides, graphs, or even videos or let students present.

Recorded Classes

All classes are recorded as they take place, so students can later review discussions.

Yale PA Online classes are not lectures, but group discussions to review topics and ideas learned in coursework. We cap sessions at 12 students to encourage collaboration and connection.


Yale School of Medicine faculty work with a world-class team to turn their traditional lectures into engaging online coursework. Medical concepts are intrinsically complex, but our faculty have brought this PA curriculum to life through the use of current technologies.

Coursework includes:

Recorded Lectures

Professors record lectures of key topics to discuss during live classes.

Video Case Studies

Students watch simulations of real patients to learn and understand key skills.

Interactive Content

Students receive feedback on assignments from professors and classmates.

Coursework is always accessible anywhere students have internet connection. And when they are on the go, they can use the Online Campus app to complete assignments, maintain schedules, and catch up with classmates.


Yale PA Online students live and work all over the country, but Online Campus offers a virtual meeting place that everyone can access 24/7.

Online Campus features:

Social Groups

Students can create or join special interest groups with students from across the program.

Virtual Hangouts

Classmates can stay connected and meet up at any time in the virtual classroom.

Office Hours

Students can make appointments for one-on-one meetings with professors.


Yale supports PA Online students throughout the academic journey, ensuring success and a connection to the university.

How Yale supports online students:

Admissions Support

Admissions counselors work with candidates across the application process.

Student Support

Advisors track students’ progress and offer non-academic support throughout the program.

Placement Support

Placement specialists secure clinical rotation sites in students’ communities.

Technical Support

Specialists are always on-call to help with any technological concerns.

Complimentary WeWork Membership

Yale PA Online students receive a complimentary Global Access membership to WeWork, a global community of more than 240 shared workspaces.

With the Global Access membership, students can:

  • Study, attend online classes, and meet up with local classmates at any WeWork location.
  • Enjoy the amenities at each site, including personal workstations, reliable Wi-Fi, on-site support staff, and lounge and kitchen spaces, as well as coffee, fresh fruit water, and printing and copying services, all included free of charge.
  • Connect with a professional community through meetups, wellness sessions, and networking events.
  • Build a network of contacts among fellow WeWork users through the WeWork App.

Students are also connected to the Yale campus. They have full access to the Yale Medical Library and, upon graduation, are invited to walk in our on-campus commencement.

To learn more about Yale PA Online, request information and an admissions counselor will contact you.