Yale offers fantastic physician and physician-scientist training and presents students with a unique medical school curriculum that places less of an emphasis on competition & grades and a greater emphasis on collaboration & curiosity. I ultimately decided Yale was the right place for me because students openly supported one-another in and outside of the classroom and students here seemed genuinely happy.
Building on a Tradition of Excellence
Our curriculum, launched in 2015, embraces the proud traditions of our past while keeping an eye towards the future. Nine Competencies and Five Guiding Principles form the foundation of the curriculum. You will see that these goals focus on areas essential for students to become successful future leaders in medicine. In addition, our Guiding Principles ensure that the curriculum is built upon the principles and values of the Yale system of medical education, including respect for student initiative and maturity, curricular flexibility, close faculty mentoring and a required thesis to promote scientific inquiry, all hallmarks of our unique learning environment.
Phase 1 – Pre-clerkship Period
Students participate in the Integrated Course Curriculum, as well as Clinical Skills, Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience, and Medical Clinical Experience.
Phase 2 - Clerkship Period
In January of the second year, students start their Clinical Clerkships. Between January and July they complete two of the four required twelve week Integrated Clerkships.
From July through December, students engage in their Clinical Clerkships, completing the remaining two of four required Integrated clerkships.