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Yale School of Medicine invites you to take charge of your own educational path and to actively engage with it. We provide you with the flexibility and freedom that you need to pursue in-depth topics that fascinate you and to take the time that is required to develop deep understanding. The Yale System of medical education requires that you take responsibility for your own learning and internalize the motivation, curiosity, and commitment needed to master the material you need to learn.

Why Should You Apply?

Yale School of Medicine allows you to assume responsibility for your professional development within a community of learners dedicated to each other, their patients, and society. The Yale system of medical education embodies a uniquely supportive environment for you to develop the foundation of knowledge, critical thinking, and clinical skills needed to be outstanding clinicians, scientists, and leaders.

Being at Yale has shown me that it’s possible to set the groundwork to become a strong clinician in a way that is joyful and nurturing, without sacrificing your wellbeing or your life outside of medicine in the process. It has been exciting to grow into a physician-scientist and leader without compromising the other sides of myself as a daughter, partner, friend, and sibling.

Marina Gaeta
Fourth-year MD student

A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

I am surrounded by some of the smartest, kindest, most thoughtful faculty and students, and this has made my experience very rich.

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