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The Match goes online, but students prefer old-fashioned envelopes

The Internet proved no match for snail mail as scores of students gathered in Harkness Hall on Match Day, March 18, to receive the plain white envelopes that would tell them where they’d been accepted for residencies. Rather than wait until 1 p.m. and find out by logging on to a computer, students preferred to share their joys, and occasional disappointments, with their classmates at noon.

The medical school, said Cynthia Andrien, assistant dean for student affairs, has no plans to change the annual rite of passage for medical students. “I think the fun is the envelopes,” Andrien said as she prepared to deliver them to students. Accompanied by Nancy R. Angoff, M.P.H. ’81, M.D. ’90, HS ’90-93, associate dean for student affairs, Andrien wheeled a cart bearing the letters into the mailroom shortly before noon.

A few minutes later she stepped out and students poured in, only to emerge a...

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Pioneer in G proteins urges students toward careers in research

The speaker at this year’s Student Research Day warned his audience of the perils of spending too much time in the lab. “It is very addictive,” Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., cautioned students when he delivered the 12th Annual Farr Lecture in May. “One doesn’t realize one is addicted until one is put in withdrawal.”His tongue-in-cheek warning couldn’t have come on a better day, one that celebrates Yale’s long tradition...

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Education gets high marks, but students worry about safety

While 90 percent of students rated the quality of education at the medical school as good or excellent, they also...

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Student-led course helps clinicians with their Spanish

Imagine being sick and helpless in a hospital, surrounded by strangers in white jackets, stethoscopes hanging from...

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Students help students find their way to a college education

For 10 weeks this winter and spring, high-school students from New Haven and nearby communities gave up their Saturday...

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At commencement, candidate Dole addresses health care concerns

In a commencement speech that touched on gun control, Kosovo and advances in medicine and biology, Elizabeth Dole urged...

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Hold fast to ideals and integrity, public health students urged

At a time of great and varied challenges to public health, Michael H. Merson, M.D., dean of public health, urged the...

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1999 residency placements for Yale medical students

The Office of Student Affairs has provided the following list, which outlines the results of the National Resident...

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