TLC Announces New Name for the SP Program: Simulated Participant Program
As the recently updated TLC SP Program webpage explains, “Our new name is an accurate expression of the varied roles our SPs are trained to portray, as well as our commitment to serve the diverse needs of our clients and to advance research in education and training using human simulation pedagogy.”
“Abusers" and "Addicts": YSM MD Students Advocate for Eliminating Stigmatizing Language from USMLE Step 1 Prep Materials
As they were preparing for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) in 2020, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students Zoe Adams ’22, Elizabeth Fitzsousa ’21, and Marina Gaeta ’22 frequently saw terms such as “abuser,” “addict,” and “alcoholic” within popular practice exam materials, including question banks—materials students spend hundreds, if not thousands, of hours using.
Yale’s New Virtual Program to Train and Diversify the Next Generation of Doctors and Scientists
This semester, 69 talented undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students from across the United States began participating in the Yale Program to Advance Training in Health and Sciences, or PATHS, a series of virtual workshops and conversations that expose them to MD, MD/PhD, and PhD training programs, faculty, and near-peer mentors at Yale.
Older Adults Teaching Health Care Professional Students During COVID-19 Pandemic
In September, 235 first-year Yale MD, Physician Associate (PA), and Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) students practiced patient-centered interviewing with over 200 volunteers aged 65 and older—virtually. Beyond gaining early telehealth experience, the students had the opportunity to incorporate questions about the “4Ms”—mobility, medication, mentation, and what matters most—into conversations with older adults.
Wasser, 17 former and current forensic trainees contribute to 'Psychiatry and the Law: Basic Principles'
Seventeen former and current Yale Department of Psychiatry trainees contributed to a book edited by Tobias Wasser, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, that serves as an introductory text identifying the legal and ethical issues that arise at the intersection of the mental health and judicial and criminal justice systems.
Gift creates fellowship awards to support resident-led research
An anonymous gift from an alumnus has established three research fellowships in memory of Thomas Detre, MD, an internationally renowned academic psychiatrist and distinguished alumnus of Yale Psychiatry. John Krystal, MD, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr. Professor of Translational Research and psychiatry department chair, has created a fourth award. The fellowships will support the translational research endeavors of residents through the Neuroscience Research Training Program.
Yale alum builds a crucial bridge for psychiatry researchers
A $3 million gift to the Yale School of Medicine will establish a Psychiatry Research Scholars Program under the aegis of the Yale Child Study Center (CSC) and the Department of Psychiatry. The gift is from the family foundation of Herb Allison, M.B.A., a 1965 alumnus of Yale College.