Equal Opportunity Statement

The Yale Medical School is committed to contributing to a health-care workforce that reflects the diversity of the patients it serves. We seek to enroll students from a range of ethnic and economic backgrounds, including from communities that have been historically underrepresented in the medical profession.

The medical school abides by Yale University’s Equal Opportunity Statement, which is as follows:

  • Yale University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education and employment of individuals on their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds.
  • In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
  • University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era.

Yale attracts the best and brightest residents year after year and maintains a very active and interactive faculty and staff. Yale students, especially the minority students, have numerous vehicles in place that allow for academic, clinical, and personal exchange with this medical community. I can honestly say, without reservation, that I made the right choice.

Scott Porter, Morehouse College, 'YSM '98