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  • The More Marginalized Identities Med Students Have, the More Mistreatment and Burnout They Experience

    A new study from Yale researchers looks at how intersectionality increases incidents of mistreatment and magnifies the effects of burnout on medical students. Using data from over 30,000 graduating medical students from 140 U.S. medical schools, the study found that students with three marginalized identities (female, non-white, and lesbian, gay or bisexual) experienced the most mistreatment and discrimination and the highest score for exhaustion compared with male, white, and heterosexual students.

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  • Cofounders of Yale Black Postdoctoral Association Discuss Why Black Women Need More Support

    The three Black women cofounders of the Yale Black Postdoctoral Association (YBPA) — Brionna Davis-Reyes, PhD, a postdoc in clinical neuroimaging; Aileen Fernandez, PhD, a postdoc in medical oncology; and Chrystal Starbird, PhD, a postdoc in pharmacology — recently shared their thoughts about the supportive role they and other Black women take on and how it’s beginning to take a toll.

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  • Rally for Ukraine at Yale School of Medicine

    Yevheniia Ishchenko, a postdoctoral associate at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), had organized this March 3 gathering, to demonstrate solidarity and support for Ukraine and members of the community from Ukraine.

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  • Underrepresented Med Students More Likely to Experience Exhaustion-related Burnout

    A new study from Yale School of Medicine examines burnout among medical students who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM). Appearing in the Feb. 23 issue of JAMA Network Open, the study is one of the first to delve into two specific types of burnout — burnout associated with disengagement and exhaustion-related burnout. The researchers, led by Jamieson O’Marr, MS, and Shin Mei Chan, BS, found that URIM medical students were at greatest risk for experiencing exhaustion-related burnout, but were at lower risk of feeling disengaged from the medical profession when compared to their peers.

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  • Yale Filmmaker Discusses Power of Family Photos in Black History Month Film Series

    Thomas Allen Harris’ 2014 documentary “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” draws out forgotten, lost, and overlooked images from Black photographers, Black photo albums, and American archives which, when pieced together, tell a radically different story than the one portrayed in popular media. The film is part of the Black History Month Film Series presented by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Yale School of Medicine throughout the month of February.

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