Technology Services

Gary Leydon

As the Associate Director for Technology Services I look forward to providing consultation to YSM's learning community about a wide range of topics pertaining to digital technology. My areas of expertise include website design and development, custom software solutions, mobile computing, e-learning systems, and multimedia.

I'm excited to learn about your needs and contribute to the enhancement and integration of the curriculum with the latest innovative technology.

Please email or call me anytime.
Email: Gary.Leydon@yale.edu
Phone: 203-737-6408

Audience Response System

YSM has the Turning Technologies TurningPoint5 system installed in the lecture halls in Hope 110 and Hope 216.  There are very good (short) training videos for the system here: You are encouraged to watch the three short videos "Before the Presentation", "During the Presentation", and "After the Presentation".  There is also a short guide provided here.

Audience Response System FAQ

You can contact Gary Leydon at the TLC and he can train you on the use of the system.

Give yourself sufficient time to come up with good questions to add to your presentation and to practice with the system. Note that the only type of questions our clickers support are multiple choice and true/false. At least two weeks before your lecture email Leigh Cromeyand let her know which date, time and lecture you will be using audience polling. Leigh will send out a message to the students to let them know they need to sign-out a clicker from the Cushing Library before coming to class. Then either add polling questions to an existing Powerpoint or create a new one. You will need to download the free software client from Turning Technologies which you can find here: and install it on your laptop. Expand the arrow to the left of "TurningPoint 5" and select "Mac -No Install Version" or "PC - No Install Version".

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You can contact Gary Leydon at the TLC and he can train you on the use of the system.  You are encouraged to watch the three short videos "Before the Presentation", "During the Presentation", and "After the Presentation".  There is also a short guide you can download here.collapse
You can create a brand new presentation or add polling questions to an existing presentation. The software only works with Powerpoint (Mac or PC). You will need to download the free software client from Turning Technologies which you can find here: and install it on your laptop. Expand the arrow to the left of "TurningPoint 5" and select "Mac -No Install Version" or "PC - No Install Version". The only type of questions our clickers support are multiple choice and true/false. You are encouraged to watch the three short videos "Before the Presentation", "During the Presentation", and "After the Presentation".collapse

Yes! Download the client software to your laptop (or desktop) here. (Download Mac-No Install, or PC-No Install). Checkout a receiver and a couple of clickers from Cushing Library and you can practice with the system before using it in the lecture hall. 

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Websites Developed for the Curriculum

The websites listed below were developed at the TLC in collaboration with various educators.
clinicalSkillsPng

Clinical Skills»

Developed with clinician educators Peggy Bia and Geoffrey Connors. This teaching tool, was designed around video clips from Geoffrey Connors teaching clinical reasoning to medical students. Geoff explains how he uses the Wiese method as one technique to develop clinical reasoning.
CulturalCompetency

Cultural Competency Module»

Developed in collaboration with Dr. Esperanza Diaz, Lei Wang, Yale CME, and Gary Leydon to provide an online training module to residents and fellows for their cultural competency CME requirement.
instructionalVideo

Instructional Video»

Developed with Dean of the Curriculum Michael Schwartz for viewing and displaying short 'instructional' videos developed for undergraduate medical education. The videos can be annotated with voice and graphics and may be built from an existing presentation, or created by annotating over a video recording of a skill (e.g. well baby exam).
podcastLecture

Lecture Capture Podcasts»

Developed with Dean of the Curriculum Michael Schwartz to consolidate and categorize all first and second year lecture podcasts. This site gives students and faculty a simple interface to all of our recorded lectures for the current academic year as well as the previous year.
pharmacokinetics

Pharmacokinetics»

Developed with the Pharmacology Course Director James Howe and clinician educator Michael Hodsdon. This interactive web application was designed to help both educators and students visualize the complex mathematical implications of pharmacokinetics.