Preclinical Years (Years 1 & 2)

Preclinical Years

First Year

Second Year

The scientific basis of health and disease is taught in numerous courses during the first and second years. Complementing the core basic science curriculum are opportunities to explore the edge of science (Research @ Yale seminar series) and master scientific reasoning (journal clubs and graduate courses). The art of medicine is taught in weekly small group skill-building sessions and meetings with clinical tutors. There are also several courses that prepare students for complex medical decision-making. Teaching methods include lectures, problem-based workshops, small group seminars, labs, and computer-based activities. Over half of all class time takes place in small-group activities.