Curriculum Overview

The medical student educational program is composed of the pre-clinical and clinical segments, each two-years long, thereby providing the time and opportunities for students to master the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become complete physicians. Throughout the four years, the emphasis is placed on three interrelated themes:

  • A rigorous core scientific and clinical curriculum (the science)
  • A comprehensive clinical skill-building program (the art)
  • Opportunities to engage in complex clinical reasoning (medical decision-making)

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