Yale University School of Medicine

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Yale University School of Medicine

Yale University School of Medicine (pronunciation: /jeɪl juːˈnɪvərsɪti skuːl ɒv ˈmɛdɪsɪn/) is a graduate medical school at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. It was founded in 1810 as The Medical Institution of Yale College and formally opened in 1813.


The name "Yale" was originally derived from a British merchant, Elihu Yale, who made a donation to the university's founding. The term "School of Medicine" is a common designation for institutions that offer medical education.


The Yale University School of Medicine was established in 1810 and is the third-oldest medical school in the United States. The school's founding faculty members were three physicians, Benjamin Silliman, Eli Ives, and Jonathan Knight, who were trained in the tradition of the Apprenticeship system of education.


The curriculum at Yale University School of Medicine is divided into pre-clinical and clinical sciences. The pre-clinical curriculum includes foundational courses in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, and Pathology. The clinical curriculum includes rotations in various specialties such as Internal Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry.

Notable Alumni

Notable alumni of the Yale University School of Medicine include Harvey Cushing, the "father of modern neurosurgery", Howard Florey, co-developer of penicillin, and Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.

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