Surgeon general nominee and YSM alumnus Vivek Murthy was the Commencement speaker in 2014. (Photo: Terry Dagradi)
The Yale School of Medicine is one of the world’s leading centers for biomedical research, advanced clinical care, and medical education. It ranks sixth among medical schools receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and second in NIH dollars per faculty member. More than 1,200 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 8,697 medical degrees since 1814. There are 5,664 living alumni with MD degrees, 4,419 with MPH degrees, and 1,110 alumni of the Physician Associate Program with the PA-C certificate or MMSc degree.
|Programs and centers||6|
Associates & fellows
|Postgraduate/postdoctoral fellows and associates||1,589|
|National Academy of Sciences||62|
|Institute of Medicine||41|
|Faculty holding endowed professorships||123|
1 Faculty, associates, and fellows data as of 6/30/14
2 Includes faculty across Yale University
All data in Facts & Figures as of 6/30/14, unless otherwise noted.