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Medical Education Programs

The Yale School of Medicine offers a variety of Medical Education programs.

Medical Degree Programs

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Yale School of Medicine Commencement 2018

Yale School of Medicine offers numerous degree and joint degree programs. The majority of students at the school earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, with about 20% of these students earning a joint MD/PhD degree.

Health intersects with every aspect of civic life and the study of medicine is not limited to patient care and biomedical science. YSM offers numerous joint degree programs in collaboration with other professional schools.

PA Programs

Yale has two pathways for aspiring Physician Assistants: the Physician Associate Program, which is based on the Yale campus, and the Physician Assistant Online Program, which combines online coursework, clinical rotations in students’ home communities, and three immersions on the Yale campus. (The first two immersions run for one week; the final immersion is two-weeks long.) Both programs award an MMSc degree.