Atypical Careers

Although the vast majority of medical school graduates choose careers in clinical or academic medicine or become biomedical researchers, a degree from the Yale School of Medicine prepares you for any number of other careers as well. Each year some students will choose atypical careers, some immediately after graduating from Yale; others later in life. 

The Office of Student Affairs holds two or three atypical career seminars each year to make students aware of the range of career options open to them. These seminars are led by physicians who have chosen less traditional career paths or who have combined their medical expertise with other professional interests.

Some previous seminars have featured physician-writers, physician-activists, physician-managers and physician-politicians. 

  • Announcements of upcoming atypical career seminars will be e-mailed to you as they are scheduled throughout the year.