Downloads & Templates

In this section you will find templates that are downloadable and can quickly be used for your web content. For samples to guide you with your printed content please visit our samples page.

Web Template

Officially recognized School of Medicine organizations and entities, such as departments, sections, centers, and programs, must use the YSM web template and the school's web content management system for their websites. There are no other approved website building organizations for YSM, though other entities can maintain the site once it is finished.

The only websites allowed to use the YSM template are officially recognized and perpetuated YSM organizations and entities, such as departments, sections, centers, and programs. Lab and personal faculty websites should use an alternative form of the YSM template.

PowerPoint

All PowerPoint presentations produced by YSM entities will have a consistent look, including the YSM wordmark. The PowerPoint template, available for general YSM community use, comes into two aspect ratios - 4:3 (standard) and 16:9 (widescreen). Please direct any questions to jennifer.stockwell@yale.edu. Click the links below to download.

Email Signature Branding

To comply with Yale School of Medicine branding, please read the guidelines below regarding email signatures. It is important to remember that with digital communications such as email, we have little control over how it appears on the other end of the line. For that reason we ask that email signatures stay as simple as possible, following the guidelines:

  • Different email clients and platforms will substitute fonts if it’s not widely accessible, so it’s better to select a font that you know most people will have. We do ask that people stick to one font.
  • Your email signature should be black type (for accessibility/legibility), and preferably in one type size. If you want to enlarge one item, but more than two type sizes begins to look messy.
  • We strongly recommend that people not include logos in email signatures for several reasons:
    1. Email clients will display them very differently, which is near impossible to control from your end.
    2. Logos almost always come across as attachments—which for those who often sort mail by attachments can add time to a task.
    3. Even if you format it properly on your end to not come through as an attachment, as soon as someone replies or forwards your email it will become an attachment.

A properly formatted Yale School of Medicine email signature should look like this:

Basic email signature sample: Example if multiple positions crossing institutions: Example with name more prominent:
Firstname I. Lastname, MD
Primary Title
Secondary Title

Yale School of Medicine
Department Name
Street Address
New Haven, CT 06511

Phone 203 785-XXXX
Fax 203 785-XXXX
Cell 203 785-XXXX

medicine.yale.edu/department
Firstname I. Lastname, MD
Title(s) at YSM

Yale School of Medicine
Department Name
Street Address
New Haven, CT 06511

Title at one Institution
Institution Name
Street Address
New Haven, CT 06511

Title at one Institution
Institution Name
Street Address
New Haven, CT 06511

Phone 203 785-XXXX
Fax 203 785-XXXX
Cell 203 785-XXXX

medicine.yale.edu/department
Firstname I. Lastname, MD
Primary Title
Secondary Title

Yale School of Medicine
Department Name
Street Address
New Haven, CT 06511

Phone 203 785-XXXX
Fax 203 785-XXXX
Cell 203 785-XXXX

medicine.yale.edu/department

For YM Staff:

Image: Inside YM

Please visit Inside.YaleMedicine.org to learn more about how to manage your profile, address concerns about the website, and get assistance with your presence on Yale Medicine.


Yale University Visual Identity

While the professional schools at Yale, including Yale School of Medicine, have proudly worked to build distinct branded visual identities, Yale University has overarching guidelines pertaining to the University visual identity as a whole.

Accessibility Accommodations

If you are having accessibility-related issues with any the content on our sites, please contact us at ysm.editor@yale.edu.