Office of Education

Educational Objective

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. It is our belief that Yale-trained physicians will establish a lifelong practice of learning the medical, behavioral, and social sciences by independent study. 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. Our confidence in the maturity and responsibility of our students is exemplified by the existence of a flexible program, through anonymous examinations, the elimination of grades in pre-clinical courses and the encouragement of independent study and research.

Curricular Leadership 

Clinical Skills

  • Director of Clinical Skills Program, Jaideep Talwalkar, MD, Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Director of Primary Care Clerkship, Peter Ellis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director of End of Life Care Training, Matthew Ellman, MD, Associate Professor Internal Medicine General Medicine
  • Director of Communication Skills, Auguste Fortin, VI, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Physical Examination Skills, Joseph Donroe, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Director of Tutor Program, Barry Wu, MD, Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
  • Director of Longitudinal Clinical Experience, Eve Colson, MD, Section Chief and Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Staff

  • Susan Larkin, Associate Director, Office of Education and Project Manager of Curriculum Rebuild
  • Leigh Cromey, Program Coordinator of Integrated Courses
  • Tanial Lowe, Manager, Clinical Education Programs
  • Tracy Yale, Manager, Preclinical Clerkship and Standardized Patient Education Program
  • Kathleen Castellon, Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Barbara Frank, Administrative Assistant
  • Cassandra Santos, Administrative Assistant
  • John Genest, Primary Care Clerkship Administrator, Senior Administrative Assistant - Offices of Education and Multicultural Affairs 


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Michael Schwartz, PhD
Associate Dean for Curriculum

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Contact Us

Susan Larkin
Associate Director 
Office of Education
Yale University School of Medicine
Edward S. Harkness Hall, Bldg. D
367 Cedar Street, Room 305
New Haven, CT  06510-3240