YSM is truly a special place. I feel blessed every day to be a part of such a wonderful community that prioritizes the wellbeing of students and provides immense support and guidance in any capacity that students find personally and professionally meaningful.
A Day in the Life of a Med Student
The Yale curriculum was very intriguing, as it allowed students the flexibility to manage their own time and allow them to participate in extracurriculars that would further make them better physicians.
Medical school is one of the hardest, but most rewarding things you will ever do. It is so important to trust your gut and find a place where you believe you will be supported, both academically and personally.
The students at Yale showed me examples of the relationships I wanted to cultivate during medical school. Additionally, the Yale System fosters a non-competitive atmosphere and a collaborative environment between its students, truly allowing for educational freedom as a student.
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.
No matter how many times I walk through campus, I can’t help but feel the thrill of “I’m here,” and it motivates me to keep working and pursuing my goals.
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.