Friday, May 31

Schedule subject to change. Final schedule will be distributed upon arrival on campus. Please check this website throughout the spring for schedule updates.
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Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Rotunda


Pick up your nametags and final weekend schedule. Stop back during the weekend with any questions or for recommendations on self-guided tours or children’s activities. Feel free to sit for a spell at our welcome tables and chat with other alumni back for the reunion.
Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Rotunda

Don’t miss the Cushing Center, as unique as its collection, named for 1891 Yale College graduate, Harvey Cushing, M.D., the father of modern neurosurgery. The Cushing Center houses more than the 400 jars of patients’ brains and tumors; the center offers a selection from Cushing’s rare book collection, Cushing’s skillful surgical illustrations and dramatic black and white portraits of his patients. Tour also offered Friday at 2pm, and Saturday at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm.

Lunch is on your own – take advantage of one of New Haven’s many restaurants or sample the variety of cuisines available from the carts on Cedar Street.

The medical students of Yale University published The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, Volume 1, No. 1, in October 1928. Since then, YJBM has been the only internationally-recognized medical journal edited and published by students. The occasion of the 90th anniversary of YJBM will be celebrated during reunion weekend, and our reunion guests are invited to attend their colloquium. After a short review of YJBM history, the featured presentations will be “Hunger Promotes Life” by Tomas Horvath, DVM, PhD and “Alzheimer’s Update: Early Detection and Prevention” by Christopher van Dyck, MD. A reception will follow.
Take a tour of the recently renovated Clinical Skills Exam Room practice space on the lower level of Harkness Hall. Associate Dean for Curriculum Michael Schwartz, PhD, will lead the tour which now includes seven new exam rooms, a brand new 52 seat flexible teaching space, and a lounge/prep area for our standardized patients. All rooms have been updated with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, video cameras, wide screen monitors, and updated exam equipment, ultra-sound capability, otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes and two-way viewing windows. Look forward to a lively demonstration of all the bells and whistles of our new technology! This tour is also offered Saturday at 2:00 pm. Limited capacity, pre-registration requested

Join William Stewart, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery (Gross Anatomy), for a tour of the Anatomy Lab. The tour will begin with a demonstration of the iBook dissection manuals, accessible both from the individual iPad and the computers at every dissection table. As the group proceeds to the Anatomy Lab, you will see the many years of student artwork honoring the donors. Once in the Anatomy Lab, alumni will see the improved learning environment, including larger space, upgraded downdraft ventilation, and networked computers.

Limited capacity, pre-registration requested. University policy does not permit children 17 years old and younger to enter the laboratory space.

Don’t miss the Cushing Center, as unique as its collection, named for 1891 Yale College graduate, Harvey Cushing, M.D., the father of modern neurosurgery. The Cushing Center houses more than the 400 jars of patients’ brains and tumors; the center offers a selection from Cushing’s rare book collection, Cushing’s skillful surgical illustrations and dramatic black and white portraits of his patients. This tour is also offered on Friday at 11:00 am and Saturday at 11:00 am and 3:00 pm

Dr. Leigh Evans directed the design and installation of the state-of-the art Yale Center for Medical Simulation (YCMS), which opened in January 2015. The Center was established by the Department of Emergency Medicine for teaching and research in medical simulation. As the Director of the Center, Dr. Evans has developed a simulation curriculum for medical students and residents utilizing the technology and science of simulation education. Her research interests focus on the transfer of simulation skills to the clinical setting and simulation training for the development of teamwork and leadership skills. Dr. Evans’ co-facilitators for this on-location event are: Dr. James Bonz, Director of Procedural Simulation; Dr. Ambrose Wong, Director of Simulation Research; Dr. Marc Auerbach, Director of Pediatric Simulation; Dr. Anthony Tomassoni, Director of Toxicology Simulation; Dr. Jessica Ray, Instructor, Human Factors Research and Dr. Melissa Joseph, Director of Resident Simulation. 

Limited capacity, pre-registration requested. The center is walking distance on Howard Avenue, and limited shuttle service will be offered from 333 Cedar Street also.

Mingle with fellow alumni and guests in Edward S. Harkness Hall over cocktails and then enjoy a sumptuous dinner buffet served from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Linger over cordials and continued conversation.