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About Yale School of Medicine

When you fundraise for the Yale School of Medicine, you are supporting one of the world's leading centers of biomedical research, advanced clinical care, and medical education. The School educates and nurtures creative leaders in medicine and science, promoting curiosity and critical inquiry in an inclusive environment enriched by diversity. We care for patients with compassion, commit to improving the health of all people, and advance discovery and innovation fostered by partnerships across the university, our local community, and the world.



Research at the Yale School of Medicine covers a broad spectrum, from fundamental studies in the life sciences--including cell biology, genetics, immunobiology, microbial pathogenesis, neuroscience, pharmacology, biophysics, and biochemistry--to translational and clinical studies aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.





The School of Medicine educates future leaders in medicine, public health, and biomedical science through its MD Program, MD-PhD program, PA Program, Master of Health Science (MHS) Program, Visiting Students Program, Residency and Fellowship Programs, Center for Medical Education, and Special Programs and Opportunities. 




Patient Care

More than 1,700 Yale physicians provide primary and specialty care for patients through Yale Medicine. The practice delivers advanced care in more than 100 specialties and subspecialties, and has centers of excellence in fields such as cancer, cardiac care, minimally invasive surgery, and organ transplantation. 

Yale physicians have made many historical contributions, including the first use of cancer chemotherapy, the first artificial heart pump, and the first insulin infusion pump for diabetes. 



Clinical Investigation

Clinical investigation at Yale bridges the gap between the basic and translational sciences and the practice of medicine. Research is focused on the factors that affect health and illness in populations, the evaluation of therapeutic interventions, and the assessment of health outcomes based on analysis of large data sets.



Propelling Medicine Forward at Yale School of Medicine