Second Year


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

Content focuses on abnormal human biology; the teaching of clinical skills continues in weekly small group skill-building sessions and meetings with clinical tutors; several courses prepare students for complex medical decision-making. As in the first year, teaching methods include lectures, problem-based workshops, small group seminars, labs, and computer-based activities. More than half of all class time takes place in small-group activities.

  • CAM: Complimentary and Alternative Medicine: What Physicians Need to Know
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • History of Medicine
  • Microbiology: Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Pathology: Pathological Basis of Human Disease - Tutorials
  • Pharmacology: Mechanisms of Drug Action
  • Preclinical Clerkship
  • Mechanisms of Disease Course: Organs/Systems (aka “The Modules”):
    • Cardiovascular Module
    • Clinical Neurosciences Module
    • Clinical Science of Psychiatry Module
    • Dermatology Module
    • Digestive Diseases Module
    • Endocrine Module
    • Hematology Module
    • Musculo-Skeletal System Module
    • Oncology Module
    • Ophthalmology Module
    • Renal Module
    • Reproductive Medicine Module
    • Respiratory Module