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Reunion Weekend 2024

Reconnect. Reminisce. Rediscover.

2024 Alumni Reunion. May 31-June 1, 2024. Yale School of Medicine Campus

Come home to Yale and spend two unforgettable days reconnecting with classmates, reminiscing about your best memories from your time as a student, and rediscovering the campus.

Join us as we celebrate you and the class years ending in 4s and 9s.

We look forward to welcoming you back to campus!

Alumni Weekend Overview

Friday, May 31, 2024
Event Time Event Title Event Location Event Description
11:00 AM-7:00 PM Registration SHM Rotunda Pick up your Reunion credentials, swag, and final weekend information.
11:30 AM-12:00 PM BrainWorks Tour 11:30am Wu Tsai Center - 100 College Street Join Roeland Hancock, PhD, Director, for a tour of BrainWorks, a new world-class facility for measuring the healthy human brain and behavior in action. This facility houses state-of-the-art equipment, including MRI, SQUID and triaxial OPM MEG, EEG, NIRS, TMS, VR, eye-tracking, and body motion tracking. Learn how the technologies work, their use in cognitive neuroscience research, the unique features of BrainWorks, and highlights of the innovative science being done at Yale.
12:00 PM-12:30 PM BrainWorks Tour 12:00pm Wu Tsai Center - 100 College Street Join Roeland Hancock, PhD, Director, for a tour of BrainWorks, a new world-class facility for measuring the healthy human brain and behavior in action. This facility houses state-of-the-art equipment, including MRI, SQUID and triaxial OPM MEG, EEG, NIRS, TMS, VR, eye-tracking, and body motion tracking. Learn how the technologies work, their use in cognitive neuroscience research, the unique features of BrainWorks, and highlights of the innovative science being done at Yale.
12:30 PM-1:30 PM Anatomy Lab Tour 12:30pm TAC 221 Join William Stewart, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery (Gross Anatomy), and Charles C. Duncan, MD, Senior Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus (Neurosurgery) along with other faculty and students for a tour of the Anatomy Lab. The tour will begin with a demonstration of the primary resource for our students, Guided Anatomy accessible from any device including the computers at every dissection table. Those who wish may try HoloLens devices that provide holographic views of anatomy models and diagnostic imaging. 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.
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Reunion Kick-Off Harkness Lawn Join Nancy J. Brown, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of the Yale School of Medicine and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, as she welcomes alumni & guests back to campus followed by a conversation hosted by Professor Howie Forman with Vicente Diaz, MD ‘05, MBA ‘05, Michael Sherling, MD ‘02, MBA’02, and Mallika L Mendu MD ‘09, MBA ‘09, three Yale MD/MBA alumni who have achieved success as health care leaders while remaining active clinicians. Collectively, they are entrepreneurs, academicians, administrative and operational leaders—and exemplars of the Yale System of Medical Education. The structure of the session will include introductory questions by Professor Forman, followed by a moderated Q&A with our alumni panel.
3:00 PM-3:45 PM Clinical Skills Practice Spaces Tour Harkness Basement ESH20 (Entrance is on 35 York St.) Take a tour of the Clinical Skills Exam Room practice space on the lower level of Harkness Hall. Dr. Jaideep Talwalkar, Director of Clinical Skills, and students will share highlights of the space, which now includes seven new exam rooms, a brand new 52 seat flexible teaching space, and a lounge/prep area for our simulated participants. 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. Limited capacity, pre-registration requested
3:30 PM-4:30 PM Anatomy Lab Tour 3:30pm TAC 221 Join William Stewart, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery (Gross Anatomy), and Charles C. Duncan, MD, Senior Research Scientist and Professor Emeritus (Neurosurgery) along with other faculty and students for a tour of the Anatomy Lab. The tour will begin with a demonstration of the primary resource for our students, Guided Anatomy accessible from any device including the computers at every dissection table. Those who wish may try HoloLens devices that provide holographic views of anatomy models and diagnostic imaging. 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.
3:45 PM-4:30 PM Clinical Skills Practice Spaces Tour Harkness Basement ESH20 (Entrance is on 35 York St.) Take a tour of the Clinical Skills Exam Room practice space on the lower level of Harkness Hall. Dr. Jaideep Talwalkar, Director of Clinical Skills, and students will share highlights of the space, which now includes seven new exam rooms, a brand new 52 seat flexible teaching space, and a lounge/prep area for our simulated participants. 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. Limited capacity, pre-registration requested
4:00 PM-4:45 PM Cushing Center & Special Collections and Treasures Tour Library Circulation Area 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.
7:30 PM-10:00 PM Yale School of Medicine Symphony Harkness Auditorium The Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra (YMSO) was founded in 2007. Composed of students, trainees, staff, and faculty from YSM and YNHH, YMSO has brought music to the medical center, helping to enrich the culture of humanities in medicine in our community.
Saturday, June 1, 2024
Event Time Event Title Event Location Event Description
8:00 AM-9:15 AM Continental Breakfast Library Lobby Enjoy light bites with full coffee and tea service to start your day.
8:00 AM-3:00 PM Registration SHM Rotunda Pick up your Reunion credentials, swag, and final weekend information.
8:30 AM-9:30 AM Fireside Chat with Nancy Angoff, Professor Emeritus TAC Auditorium Join us for a Fireside chat with Mandy Cohen, MD '05, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hosted by Nancy Angoff, MPH ’81, MD '90. (Limited seating - sign-up required with registration)
9:30 AM-10:45 AM Dean's update & AYAM meeting, Distinguished Alumni Service Award TAC Auditorium Nancy J. Brown, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of the Yale School of Medicine and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, will share the latest news from YSM and her vision for the future. Her address will be followed by a Q&A, and then the AYAM Annual Meeting. AYAM president, Dr. J. McLeod (Mac) Griffiss ’66, will present the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Service Award and the slate of nominees for open positions on the AYAM Executive Committee.
11:00 AM-11:30 AM Kushlan Society Induction - Class of 1974 50th Reunion TAC Auditorium This year we welcome back the class of 1974 to celebrate their 50th year since graduation. They will be inducted into the Kushlan Society, a tradition started in 2012 and named after Samuel Kushlan '35, a mentor and role model for generations of physicians who trained at Yale.

2024 MD Reunion Hotel Information

May 31 - June 1, 2024
Photo by Michael Marsland

The Alumni Office has secured a block of rooms and negotiated rates for the weekend. We suggest you contact the hotel of your choice as soon as possible as our blocks do fill before the spring. When making your reservation, please specifically mention Yale Medical School Reunion as there are also Yale College Reunions the same weekend. Rates and room types are based on availability at the time of booking, all charges are the responsibility of the guest.

New Haven Village Suites
3 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, CT
http://newhavenvillagesuites.com/
RESERVATIONS Call: 866-458-0232 or 203-777-5337 | mention: Yale Med School Reunion


Rate (per night) $289 exloft, $149 king studio

New Haven Hotel
229 George Street, New Haven, CT
http://www.newhavenhotel.com/
RESERVATIONS Call: 877-499-5279 | mention code: Yale Med School Reunion
Book online at New Haven Hotel reservations

Rate (per night) $289

Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT
http://www.omnihotels.com/
RESERVATIONS Call: 800-843-6664 | mention: Yale Med School Reunion
Book online at Omni Hotel reservations

Rate (per night) $329

Hotel Marcel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
500 Sargent Drive, New Haven, CT
http://www.hilton.com
Booking Code: YMSR
Book online at Hotel Marcel New Haven reservations

Rate (per night) $309

The Blake Hotel
9 High St, New Haven, CT
(203) 390-5252
https://www.theblakenewhaven.com/
Book online using above link and select group code option, apply code YSM24

Rate (per night) $339

For additional hotels in the greater New Haven area, please see Visit New Haven’s website: www.visitnewhaven.com