The 2014-2015 Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the Sterling Hall of Medicine for talks on medical education, clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research and the state of the school. Past speakers have included former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., and medical school Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D. Topics range from the impact of the 80-hour work week for residents to the status of women in medicine to race-based disparities in health care.

Meetings are open to the Yale and medical center community and are held in Hope 110, 315 Cedar St., from 1 to 2 p.m. Lunch is served at 1 p.m., and presentations begin ten minutes later.

September 11, 2014

The Past Year in Admissions

Richard A. Silverman
Director of Admissions

October 9, 2014

Big Data and the Future of Health Care

Harlan Krumholz, MD
Harold H. Hines Jr Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)
Director, Yale-New Haven Hospital Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation

December 4, 2014

HAVEN Free Clinic: Closing Gaps in Healthcare Delivery and Education

Nicole Krenitsky, YSM ‘17
Co-Executive Director, HAVEN Free Clinic
Robert Rosen, YSM ‘17
Ian McConnell, YSM ‘17

January 15, 2015

State of the School

Robert J. Alpern
Dean, Yale School of Medicine
Ensign Professor of Medicine

February 26, 2015

CancerCare 2020 – How Do We Promote Innovation?

Thomas Lynch, MD ‘86
Director, Yale Cancer Center
Physician-in-Chief, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

March 26, 2015

Tradition, Integration and Innovation:Transforming Medical Education at Yale

Richard Belitsky, MD
Deputy Dean for Education
Harold W. Jockers Associate Professor of Medical Education
Associate Professor of Psychiatry

April 23, 2015

Achieving Health Equity

Marcella Nunez Smith, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center


Laura R. Ment, M.D., Chair, Medical Student Council Speaker Series

Barbara Watts, Coordinator, Medical Student Council Speaker Series

Andi Shahu, Medical Student Council President