Yale School of Medicine is one of the world’s leading centers for biomedical research, advanced clinical care, and medical education. It ranks fourth among medical schools receiving funds from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and eleventh in NIH dollars per faculty member. More than 1,500 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 the Sterling Hall of Medicine at 333 Cedar Street and surrounding buildings. It has been awarded 9,302 medical degrees since 1814. There are 5,629 living alumni with MD degrees, 5,274 with MPH degrees, 1,319 alumni of the Physician Associate Program with the PA-C certificate or MMSc degree, and 32 alumni of the Physician Assistant Online Program division.