Facts and Figures 2014-15

The Yale School of Medicine is one of the world’s leading centers for biomedical research, advanced clinical care, and medical education. It ranks sixth among medical schools receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and second in NIH dollars per faculty member. More than 1,200 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 8,697 medical degrees since 1814. There are 5,664 living alumni with MD degrees, 4,419 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)1,474
Clinician182
Research    685
Lecturer/instructor438
Subtotal2,779
Visiting254
Emeritus/retired262
Voluntary/adjunct1,681
Subtotal2,197
Total4,976

Associates & fellows

Postgraduate/postdoctoral fellows and associates1,589
Total1,589

Memberships 2

National Academy of Sciences62
Institute of Medicine41
HHMI investigators17
Faculty holding endowed professorships123

1 Faculty, associates, and fellows data as of 6/30/14

2 Includes faculty across Yale University



All data in Facts & Figures as of 6/30/14, unless otherwise noted.