About Medical Education
The Office of the Deputy Dean for Education is responsible for the educational mission of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) in support of faculty and trainees along the continuum of undergraduate (UME), graduate (GME), and continuing medical education (CME).
Medical Education encompasses the MD, Physician Assistant Online, and Physician Associate Programs including admissions, curriculum, financial aid, student affairs, and student research, as well non-degree programs and resources such as Program for Humanities in Medicine, Program for Biomedical Ethics, Global Health Education, YSM Center for Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, and the Cushing Whitney Medical Library.
In addition, the Office of the Deputy Dean for Education guides strategic planning, continuous quality improvement, accreditation, and communications for medical education at YSM.
MD ProgramAt 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.
Physician Associate ProgramForward-looking and innovative curriculum, accessible faculty, small class size, and affiliation with a premier academic health system create a unique learning environment where our physician associate students actualize their full potential.
Physician Assistant OnlineYale’s PA Online Program awards a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) degree and prepares graduates to seek licensure as physician assistants.
Global Health EducationGlobal Health involves understanding the challenges health systems face in attaining health equity for all, understanding the social, economic and political determinants of health, providing clinical care to underserved patients, advocacy for individual patients and communities, and a commitment to cultural humility and cross-cultural communication.
Program for Humanities in MedicineThe medical humanities – which includes art, music, literature, drama, writing, philosophy, history, and more – can enrich our lives in medicine, increase our ability to observe, help us understand perspectives other than our own, shed light on community concerns, expose our assumptions, and provide a means for grappling with the inherent uncertainty in medicine.
Program for Biomedical EthicsOur interdisciplinary team draws upon philosophy, law and social and behavioral sciences to provide expert biomedical ethics consultations for families, researchers, physicians and other health care providers.