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 OIMSE was established in 2006 to facilitate opportunities for medical students to experience medicine as it is practiced throughout the world and to provide opportunities for students from international schools to come to Yale for clinical electives.
Yale medical students in their final year may participate in clinical clerkships abroad. For more information about elective clinical clerkships abroad, see the OIMSE website.
Research is a critical component of the mission of YSM. Faculty in many departments have ongoing international research collaborations and are usually willing to have students become involved in this research. Several funding sources exist to provide student support for research. Contact the OIMSE director or go to the OIMSE websitefor more information.