The 2013–2014 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 19, 2013

The Past Year in Admissions

Richard A. Silverman
Director of Admissions

October 17, 2013

Implementing the Vision of the Strategic Plan: The Teaching and Learning Center and the New Curriculum

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

November 14, 2013

“A Role of the Arts at the Patient’s Bedside” (please note topic change)

Thomas P. Duffy, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Program on Humanities in Medicine

January 16, 2014

Evolutionary Perspectives on Health, Disease & Medicine

Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology 
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

February 20, 2014

The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine - How to Build a Medical School

Bruce Koeppen, MD
Dean, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
Vice President for Health Affairs, Quinnipiac University 

March 27, 2014

Public Policy Approaches to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Marlene Schwartz, PhD ‘96
Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity 

April 17, 2014

State of the School

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


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

Barbara Watts, Coordinator, Medical Student Council Speaker Series

Jacob Siegel, Medical Student Council President