First Year


For more information on the courses, modules, and clerkships listed, see the Yale School of Medicine Bulletin.

Students explore the science of normal human biology and clinical skills are taught in weekly small group skill-building sessions and meetings with clinical tutors. Teaching methods include lectures, problem-based workshops, small group seminars, labs, and computer-based activities.

  • Anatomy: Human Anatomy and Development
  • Biochemistry*
  • Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Cell Biology: Cell Biology and Histology*
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Genetics: Human Genetics
  • History of Medicine
  • Immunobiology Neurobiology: Structural and Functional Organization of the Human Nervous System
  • Physiology: Medical Physiology*
  • Pathology: Pathological Basis of Human Disease
  • Preclinical Clerkship
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Student Research, Study Design, and Yale MD Thesis Information

*Molecules to Systems Integrated Curriculum