Letters

The state of The System

In the Spring issue of Yale Medicine we promised to report on the state of the Yale System, the school’s eight-decade-old educational model and the subject of some debate earlier this year. As this issue of the magazine evolved over the summer, it became obvious that the topic was to play a starring role and figure prominently in the issue’s three feature articles as well as in our coverage of the June reunions. Wherever we turned, someone was talking about the Yale System.

“Everyone Loves The Yale System. So Why Can’t They All Agree?” details recent initiatives by Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., and others to increase support for teaching at the medical school and explains the controversy that erupted in March after a mailing from a group of students to medical school alumni regarding exam requirements. Among the voices heard were those of more than 500 alumni who wrote passionately about...

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Eyes opened, hearts extended

Eyes opened, hearts extended

Kudos on Monique Tello’s Letter from Guatemala [“Eyes Wide Open,” Summer 2002]. It was well written and moving and probably similar to the experience of many medical students rotating outside of the industrialized world, where the “brutal social dichotomy” does indeed exist.As for the challenge for the rest of us to “fight complacency, to open the closed and contented mind,” many learned and well-meaning social...

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Just the facts

Just the facts

I have become used to accepting regular misstatements of historical fact in Yale Medicine, but the Spring 2002 issue...

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More alumni news, please

More alumni news, please

I am delighted with the “new” Yale Medicine. It’s readable and full of good information.One disappointment, however....

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Second opinion

Second opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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