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Alumni Fund: Participation Matters

Every gift to the Yale School of Medicine Alumni Fund—no matter the size—provides critical financial support for the school’s core needs. Annual contributions from alumni directly enhance student life by supporting educational programming, technology, the medical library, student research, and most importantly, financial aid and scholarships. When you participate in this tradition of giving, you join a community of alumni that appreciate their Yale experience, are committed to today’s students, and feel invested in the school’s future. And you join the For Humanity campaign at a historic moment in the life of the university.

Areas of Support

Unrestricted Support

Immediate funding for the school’s most pressing needs.

Financial Aid

One of the school’s highest priorities is to reduce student debt and make a Yale medical education more affordable and accessible.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives

Like other current-use designations, the dean may direct this funding to support immediate DEI priorities such as the recruitment, advancement, and retention of underrepresented students through outreach, mentorship, leadership opportunities, and culture building.

Educational Innovation and Excellence Fund

Sustains the efforts of faculty who create and implement curriculum related to the teaching of clinical and research skills. The curriculum is built upon the principles and values of the unique Yale System of Education, including respect for student initiative and maturity, curricular flexibility, close faculty mentoring, and a required thesis to promote scientific inquiry

Medical Library

The medical library is a welcoming research and study space providing online access to text, data, and images; a print collection of key medical reference books, journals and daily newspapers; and librarian assistance for identifying and using research content.

Student Research

Yale School of Medicine is the only M.D. program that has had a continuous thesis requirement since 1839; it stands as a defining characteristic of a Yale medical education. The Alumni Fund furthers this important aspect of scientific training at Yale, makes thesis funding available to more students, and extends the scope of the School’s research training programs.

Stethoscope Fund

Alumni are invited to sponsor a stethoscope for an incoming student to be presented at the annual White Coat Ceremony each August.