International Opportunities

Students providing medical care in Uganda.

Studying and practicing medicine in other parts of the world can greatly expand your understanding of global health issues, expose you to the traditions and beliefs of people from other cultures, and enhance your clinical skills. The medical school encourages students to do research and/or clinical electives abroad, and we offer many opportunities for students to experience medicine as it is practiced overseas.  

The Office of International Medical Student Education (OIMSE), was established in 2006 to facilitate opportunities for medical students to experience medicine as it is practiced throughout the world and to enrich the learning environment at YSM by providing opportunities for students from international schools to come to Yale for clinical electives. Visit the OIMSE website for more information.