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Online onlyEnding one chapter, beginning another

While medical school classes are growing, the number of residency slots isn't. And still, Yalies do well.

The Harkness ballroom erupted with cheers on March 19, as members of the Class of 2009 rushed in to learn where they had been placed for residencies during the annual ritual known as Match Day. In seconds, the mood in the room shifted from anxiety to relief, as the next chapter in students’ lives—and where they would spend the next few years—became clear.

Before the letters were handed out, Joel Green said he was hoping to match to the internal medicine residency program at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center. “I feel pretty good,” he said.

Larry Lo, who had hoped to match in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, said he felt “very, very anxious. Extremely anxious. It’s tough, just because neurosurgery is such a competitive specialty, and a larger program like Hopkins only takes a few residents,” he said.

But like many in their class, both Green and Lo received the news they...

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Online onlyA day to reflect on becoming a doctor

The Class of 2009 enters medicine at a time of change amidst an ongoing debate over health care.

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Online onlyCarrying on a tradition

Following months of research and analysis, students present their theses at Student Research Day.

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At Commencement, the PA Program’s history

At Commencement, the PA Program’s history

Alfred Sadler, the first director of Yale’s Physician Associate Program, described its early days in the 1970s.When...

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U.S. economy in free fall! Yale endowment down! Med school scrambles for $$$!

U.S. economy in free fall! Yale endowment down! Med school scrambles for $$$!

Carrying on a 60-year-old tradition, the second-year class mocked its teachers and mentors with irreverence and...

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