Student Life

We hope you will find these resources helpful as you get comfortable living, studying, and socializing at Yale.
For more information, please visit the Current Students and Trainees Gateway or the student website, Medstation.
Students providing medical care in Uganda.

Students providing medical care in Uganda.

Medical student in pediatrics

The goal of the pediatric medical student clerkship is  to incorporate students as critical members of the ward or outpatient team, to introduce them to the pediatric history and physical exam, to introduce them to the physical examination of a newborn and the care of families with neonates and to actively engage them in critical thinking and reasoning, especially in relation to those diseases and pathologic conditions that are seen in children.

Historical Library

The Historical Library contains a large and unique collection of rare medical books, medical journals to 1920, pamphlets, prints, and photographs, as well as current works on the history of medicine.

Post-brain tumor patient in pediatrics

Each medical student in pediatrics spends four weeks on an inpatient service, either at the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital or at Bridgeport Hospital, and four weeks in two two-week ambulatory settings.

Harkness Lawn

On a sunny day, students, staff, and faculty congregate around Harkness Lawn at lunchtime.


Yale General Surgery graduates are extraordinarily successful. Nearly 90% pursue fellowships, with 70% accepted in their first choice program. The vast majority of our graduates have entered academic careers in prestigious institutes throughout the country.

Second Year Show

Second Year Show