Facts and Figures 2013-14

The Yale School of Medicine is one of the world’s leading centers for biomedical research, advanced clinical care, and medical education. It ranks fifth among medical schools receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and second in NIH dollars per faculty member. More than 1,000 Yale physicians provide care to patients from across the region and around the world. The Yale system of medical education, with its emphasis on critical thinking and independent student research, has produced leaders in every field of academic medicine. 

The sixth-oldest medical school in the United States, it was chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1810 as the Medical Institution of Yale College, located first on Grove Street, then at 150 York Street. Since 1924, it has occupied Sterling Hall of Medicine at 333 Cedar Street and surrounding buildings. It has awarded 8,597 medical degrees since 1814. There are 5,715 living alumni with MD degrees, 4,426 with MPH degrees, and 1,110 alumni of the Physician Associate Program with the PA-C certificate or MMSc degree.

Academic departments

Basic science10
Clinical18
Public Health5
Total33
Programs and centers6

Faculty 1

Teaching (ladder)1,408
Clinician138
Research    679
Lecturer/instructor417
Subtotal2,642
Visiting194
Emeritus/retired240
Voluntary/adjunct1,626
Subtotal2,060
Total4,702

Associates & fellows

Postgraduate/postdoctoral fellows and associates1,606
Total1,606

Memberships 2

National Academy of Sciences62
Institute of Medicine41
HHMI investigators19
Faculty holding endowed professorships123

1 Faculty, associates, and fellows data as of 9/30/13

2 Includes faculty across Yale University



All data in Facts & Figures as of 6/30/13, unless otherwise noted.