Medical Education Events
As many know, our Second year Medical students put on a ‘Second Year Show’ each year. It’s a production that shows off many of their ‘hidden’ talents, but more importantly it’s all about “lovingly mocking the faculty/students/staff”. Well, several of us on the 2nd & 3rd floors thought it was about time for some “pay-back”! You know… Karma? So, we decided to film a prank (that was shown during their show) and here it is! Oh, and the students went wild!! Please see the first ever “Staff Prank”… “The Harlem Shake”!
Website & High 5! Program Launch - March 14, 2013
Auguste Fortin is presented with a High 5! pen for the first High 5! award given in Medical Education
We revealed our new staff website and launched our High 5! program with a wine and cheese event. Most importantly we gave our first High 5! to Auguste Fortin for exhibiting the Collaborate and Develop EDUCATE values.
Beach Party at the "Isle" of Education - March 8th 2013
From left: Gary Leydon, Lisa Egan, Tracy Yale, Sue Sansone, Mike Schwartz, Kathy Castellon
This is how we roll in the "Isle" of Education. When the blizzard outside was bringing people down, we decided to have a beach party at the "Isle" of Education! We brought in a sun lamp, beach towels, a blow-up palm tree, drink umbrellas, beach photos and sand toys.
Silos are for Farms Part Two - January 10, 2013
Susan Gudin, Lorraine Roseman, and Nickia Corley at the "Silos are for Farms" workshop on January 10, 2013
We welcomed back Dr. Auguste Fortin, Director of Communication Skills Education of the Yale School of Medicine for this session, Silos are for Farms Part Two Improving the Work Environment. We reviewed what was learned from our first meeting and continued our discussion on how to improve the work environment. Techniques we used included using Appreciative Inquiry and giving feedback “up the chain.”
Silos are for Farms Part One - August 23rd, 2012
Auguste Fortin presents "Silos are for Farms" in the Beaumont room on August 23rd, 2012
Silos are for Farms Part One, Improving the Work Environment. In this inaugural development session for the Yale School of Medicine Faculty & Staff, we learned how automatic thinking can lead to erroneous assumptions about people and situations, why workplace team development improves work efficiency and the working environment, and how "hot buttons" and "blind spots" can get us into trouble. We also learned what makes our colleagues tick and why our diversity is to be celebrated by taking the "Cognitive Functions Test and reviewing our different personality traits.
Ice Cream Social - May 30, 2012
Richard Belitsky and Richard Silverman at the Ice Cream Social
For our first official workplace survey event, we had an Ice Cream Social on the Harkness patio. Staff enjoyed making their own ice cream sundaes and getting to know each other.