International Activities

The School of Medicine is an active partner in fulfilling Yale’s international goals, which include preparing students for international leadership and service, attracting the most talented students and scholars to Yale from around the world, and positioning Yale as a global university of consequence. Faculty members conduct research abroad, teach, and design courses in global health. Their work runs the gamut from molecular studies at the nanoscale to the analysis of social networks in disease transmission and prevention, to the improvement of health care systems. 

Among the programs spanning the institution are:

  • Office of International Medical Student Education, which facilitates the placement of Yale medical students in clinical elective clerkships at sites in Argentina, China, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, and Uganda. The office also administers the Visiting International Student Elective Program.
  • Downs International Health Student Travel FellowshipProgram, which supports students who undertake health-related research, primarily in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Yale/Stanford—Johnson & Johnson Scholars in Global Health, which sponsors rotations abroad for Yale house staff and physicians from other institutions, who travel to six sites in Africa and Asia.

International students at Yale


Yale students & trainees abroad 7

Downs Fellows12
Yale/Stanford J&J Scholars55
Visiting MD students (at Yale) from other nations108

7 Data refer to the 2012-13 academic year.

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