Facts and Figures 2012-13

The Yale School of Medicine is one of the world’s leading centers for biomedical research, advanced clinical care, and medical education. It ranks fifth among medical schools receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and third in NIH dollars per faculty member. More than 950 Yale physicians provide care to patients from across the region and around the world. The Yale system of medical education, with its emphasis on critical thinking and independent student research, has produced leaders in every field of academic medicine. 

The sixth-oldest medical school in the United States, it was chartered by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1810 as the Medical Institution of Yale College, located first on Grove Street, then at 150 York Street. Since 1924, it has occupied Sterling Hall of Medicine at 333 Cedar Street and surrounding buildings. It has awarded 8,508 medical degrees since 1814. There are 5,309 living alumni with MD degrees, 4,219 with MPH degrees, and 1,054 alumni of the Physician Associate Program with the PA-C certificate or MMSc degree.

Academic departments

Basic science11
Clinical19
Public Health5
Total33
Programs and centers7

Faculty 1

Teaching (ladder)1,336
Research    661
Lecturer/instructor424
Subtotal2,451
Visiting174
Emeritus/retired226
Voluntary/adjunct1,667
Subtotal2,067
Total4,518

Associates & fellows

Postgraduate fellows and associates276
Postdoctoral fellows and associates875
Total1,151

Memberships 2

National Academy of Sciences62
Institute of Medicine40
HHMI investigators16
Faculty holding endowed professorships126

1 Faculty, associates, and fellows data as of 9/30/12

2 Includes faculty across Yale University



All data in Facts & Figures as of 6/30/12, unless otherwise noted.