Friday, May 31
Schedule subject to change. Final schedule will be distributed upon arrival on campus.
11:00 am – 7:00 pm Reunion Weekend Registration
Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Rotunda
Pick up your nametags and final weekend schedule. Stop back during the weekend with any questions or for recommendations on self-guided tours or children’s activities.
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- Lunch on your own
- Take advantage of one of New Haven’s many restaurants or sample the variety of cuisines available from the carts on Cedar Street.collapse
- 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Unveiling Treasures of the Library
Tucked away downstairs in the library is the Cushing Center: visit this one-of-a-kind center including the unique Brain Tumor Registry and the drawings, photographs and rare book collection of Dr. Harvey Cushing. As part of the tour, see the current exhibit on the digitization of historical books. YSM’s own Cushing/Whitney Medical Library has been contributing to the Medical Heritage Library, an online resource of free and open historical resources in medicine, to inform the practice of contemporary medicine and strengthen our understanding of where these practices have come from. On display in the library will be selections from the several century-old items that are also now available online. Learn from Melissa J. Grafe, Ph.D., the John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, about the process and practices of digitizing these works for the world to see. To take a sneak peek, visit: http://digital.medicine.yale.edu/ This tour will be offered twice on Saturday afternoon.collapse
- 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm | Using Technology to Deliver Medical Education
In the Fall of 2011, YSM distributed the first Apple iPad tablets to our students to download course curricula, take notes in class, and assist them in their clinical training. This spring, YSM students in the clinics will have secure access to the Yale New Haven Health System electronic medical record system, EPIC, using their iPads, and in their clerkships and courses several YSM professors are piloting the use of Kahn Academy-style educational videos to supplement teaching in the classroom. Join Michael Schwartz, Ph.D., associate dean for curriculum, for a hands-on demonstration of how Yale is in the forefront of curriculum delivery and looks forward to the future of medical education and incorporating new technologies.collapse
- 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Yale West Campus: Yale’s third campus
Scott Strobel, Ph.D., the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Vice President for West Campus, Planning and Program Development will walk you through the development of the 136-acre, state-of-the-art laboratory space, configured for advanced scientific research, now known as Yale’s third campus. The presentation will highlight the enormous potential of Yale’s West Campus and how it is being realized with six scientific institutes, various core technology facilities and the multidisciplinary connections that are propelling Science, Engineering, Medicine and Art at Yale. Dr. Strobel will share his vision to move forward the ambitious agenda for West Campus, which includes recruiting world-class scientists to Yale, reinforcing Yale’s extraordinary strength in the arts, and enhancing the quality of our communities and our world through research.collapse
- 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Guided Walking Tour of the Medical School Campus and Student Q&A session
Let Director of Admissions Richard Silverman and current medical students be your guides in a tour of the Medical School, including information about recent developments at the School and stops in Smilow Cancer Hospital, The Anlyan Center, and the anatomy laboratory. The tour will conclude with a 30-minute Q&A session, giving you a chance to learn more about student life at YSM.collapse
- 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Teaching and Learning Center Open House
The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), which was created based on the recommendation of the school’s Strategic Plan for Medical Education, has dedicated resources, education experts and a clear mission to promote excellence in medical education by supporting and enhancing the work of our faculty. Please stop by to learn more about the TLC’s programs in educator development, student assessment, technology services, learning technology, and curriculum and educator assessment.collapse
- 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm | Ancient Art, Modern Science: 200 Years of Medicine at Yale Documentary
Enjoy a special showing of the YSM Bicentennial documentary chronicling the rise of the School of Medicine from its origins as the Medical Institution of Yale College in 1810 to its current incarnation as one of the world's major centers for biomedical research; clinical care; and the education of physicians, scientists, physician associates, and public health professionals.collapse
5:30 – 10:00 pm | Welcome Cocktails and Reunion Buffet Dinner
Mingle with fellow alumni and their guests in Edward S. Harkness Hall over cocktails and then enjoy a sumptuous festive dinner buffet served from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Linger over cordials and continued conversation.