Gift From The Starr Foundation Brings Yale School of Medicine Closer to Goal of Debt-free Education
This $25 million commitment from one of the nation’s largest private foundations, chaired by Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, is a significant step toward making Yale’s premier MD program more affordable for students with financial need.
School of Medicine Reduces Student Debt by 50 Percent Over Two Years
The School of Medicine announced that it is reducing the unit loan—the amount that medical students who receive need-based scholarships are expected to borrow—from $23,000 to $15,000 per year for all students attending in the 2019-2020 academic year and thereafter. Together with the unit loan reduction that went into effect for the current academic year —from $30,000 to $23,000—this is a reduction of 50 percent in two years. This means that more of a student's demonstrated need will be covered by scholarship funds, and less by loans.
Memorial fund continues to support training in social psychiatry
The Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund provides support for medical students and residents to complete projects in the field of social psychiatry. Dr. Roberts was well known for his contributions to the field of social psychiatry, which focuses on the interpersonal and cross-cultural context of mental illness and treatment modalities.