Yale University and New Haven
The School of Medicine is located immediately adjacent to the main campus of Yale University, one of the world’s great institutions of higher learning. With a residential college system modeled after those of Cambridge and Oxford, the undergraduate school is complemented by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and 12 professional schools, including Architecture, Art, Divinity, Drama, Engineering and Applied Science, Forestry and Environmental Studies, Law, Management, Music, Nursing, and Medicine, which includes the School of Public Health. In 2007, Yale acquired the 136-acre West Campus in West Haven.
Established in 1638, New Haven was the first planned municipality in America, organized geographically in nine squares, including a picturesque Green. Today, New Haven is a vibrant coastal city located on Long Island Sound between New York and Boston. Cultural opportunities abound, from dance, theater, and music to the treasures of Yale’s art and natural history museums.
The majority of students volunteer for at least one of the school’s many community service projects, including:
- Hill Regional Career High School partnership
- Anatomy Teaching Program
- Hunger and Homelessness Auction
- HAVEN Student-Run Free Clinic
Free care provided to New Haven residents in FY 2012: $14.2 million 6
6Free care to New Haven residents increased significantly over the previous year because of changes in the way the state of Connecticut is administering the Medicaid program and reimbursing providers.