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Nothing trivial about house staff reunion

Nothing trivial about house staff reunion

More than 225 former residents in medicine return to New Haven for program’s first reunion.

What is the name of the dog on the Cracker Jack box? How many movies did Tracy and Hepburn make together? Who was the first TV sitcom couple to share a double bed? How many points did Kareem Abdul-Jabbar score during his NBA career?In the intellectually rigorous world of medical scholarship, you might not think this information would matter to the well-trained resident in Yale’s Department of Internal Medicine. But these facts proved vital at the first alumni reunion of house staff and fellows, held on campus October 25 and 26.Free of the stress and exhaustion that dogged them during their residency years, more than 225 alumni—spanning the...

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In regions where resources are scarce, a gap between patients and treatment

In regions where resources are scarce, a gap between patients and treatment

The approximately 400 New Haven-area residents who stepped into a 48-foot tractor-trailer parked...

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With an eye on outcomes, doctors work on perfecting the art of the interview

With an eye on outcomes, doctors work on perfecting the art of the interview

Robert C. Smith, M.D., Sc.M., told the 45 physicians at a workshop on interviewing skills last fall...

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At Yale conference, calls for a “Marshall Plan” to fight HIV and AIDS

Children growing up in Massachusetts can expect to live almost 100 years; a child in southern...

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Roundup

When Pfizer comes to town

Nearly two decades ago, vacant land on Frontage Road was designated a potential site for private ventures in...

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Tobacco funds up in smoke

The $246 billion tobacco settlement was supposed to help fund anti-smoking programs, but most states are using little...

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