Dean's Message

Dear Students:

We in the Office of Student Affairs are delighted get to know you and help you on your journey toward becoming doctors.

We encourage you to take full advantage of the Yale system, a philosophy of education built on the belief that you are responsible adults who come here recognizing the intrinsic rewards of the education you are receiving. It’s an approach to learning that gives you the freedom to delve deeply into areas of inquiry stimulated by intellectual curiosity and the desire to learn. The emphasis is not on memorization, grades or class rank, but on critical thinking through participation in hypothesis-driven research, development of strong clinical skills and dedication to responsible, professional behavior.

We are here to support you during your time at Yale. This website will answer a lot of your questions, but should you have others that aren’t addressed here, don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Student Affairs at (203) 785-2644. The Office of Student Affairs is located in Edward S. Harkness Memorial Hall, 367 Cedar St., 2nd Floor.

Most important, be sure to enjoy and take full advantage of the many opportunities available to you as you make your way through the years that you will look back on as some of the best in your life.

Sincerely yours,

Nancy R. Angoff, MD, MPH, MEd
Associate Dean for Student Affairs