The educational objective of the School of Medicine is to develop physicians who are highly competent and compassionate practitioners of the medical arts, schooled in the current state of knowledge of both medical biology and patient care.
Our aim is to produce physicians who will be among the leaders in their chosen field, whether it be in the basic medical sciences, academic clinical medicine, or medical practice in the community.
Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the reliable authority for the accreditation of medical education programs leading to the MD degree. The Yale School of Medicine will be underwent an accreditation review by the LCME in October 2015.
Our new curriculum embraces the proud traditions of our past while keeping an eye towards the future. Eight new Overarching Goals and six Guiding Principles form the foundation of the new curriculum. You will see that these goals focus on areas essential for students to become successful future leaders in medicine. In addition, our Guiding Principles ensure that the new curriculum is built upon the principles and values of the Yale System of Education, including respect for student initiative and maturity, curricular flexibility, close faculty mentoring and a required thesis to promote scientific inquiry, all hallmarks of our unique learning environment.