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About Us

Welcome! On behalf of Medical Education at Yale School of Medicine, I invite you to explore our website to learn about our curriculum and programs. We encourage you to reach out to learn more about us and to meet the students, faculty, and staff who comprise our community.

Jessica Illuzzi MD, MS, FACOG, Deputy Dean for Education

How is Yale Medical Education Different?

At Yale School of Medicine (YSM), in close collaboration with faculty, you are encouraged to build your own paths and pursue your unique passions and interests, through mentored thesis research, opportunities for leadership and advocacy, special programs, and joint degrees. Students in the Yale System assume responsibility for their professional development within a community of learners dedicated to each other, their patients, and society.

We view research as an essential element in your path to becoming a physician, regardless of specialty or the nature of your future professional practice. We need evidence to develop and improve therapeutic options, guide decisions, and improve outcomes that matter to patients. Through the Yale system of mentored research, you will cultivate the ability to make observations, form hypotheses, and critically appraise evidence.

In addition, YSM is committed to creating a culture where all feel a sense of community and belonging and have the necessary resources and support to succeed. YSM celebrates differences including across race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, mobility, neurodiversity, and socioeconomic background, and recognizes the value of bringing together people from diverse backgrounds in order to foster the best scientific innovation and to train the next generation of compassionate clinicians.

Medical Education Priorities

Create an inclusive and affirming environment with an ethos of respect, mutual support, and professionalism that provides resources to support wellness and community building.