Letters

From the editor: Alumni offer their time and wisdom

From the editor: Alumni offer their time and wisdom

In February about a dozen alumni, as well as past and current faculty members, came together at New Haven’s Lawn Club for the inaugural meeting of Yale Medicine’s advisory board. The group spanned the decades and created some interesting juxtapositions as former students engaged their former teachers in a new forum. (One alumna later commented that it was the first time she’d seen the face of a...

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Congratulations for embracing PA Program

Congratulations for embracing PA Program

I was very pleased to see the Yale Physician Associate Program featured in the Autumn 2009 issue of Yale Medicine [“Yale’s Physician Associate Program Nears 40”], and to read the history of how the program came to be and how it has successfully evolved since 1970. Several points deserve emphasis. While the Duke program preceded the founding of ours by five years, it focused heavily on returning U.S. military...

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Strong forces aligned against medicine

Strong forces aligned against medicine

“Doctors for America,” which appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of Yale Medicine, emphasized the need for physicians to...

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No guarantee of happiness in life

No guarantee of happiness in life

The article in the Winter 2010 issue [“Doctors for America”] floored me with its naïve egalitarian comments, especially...

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Second Opinion

Second Opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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