Boatright Named YSM Teaching and Learning Center Faculty Associate for DEI Educator Development
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS, took on an additional role on July 1, 2021— YSM Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) faculty associate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) educator development.
Yale Health Professional School Educators Share Medical Education Innovations and Research at Annual Med Ed Day
“How can we uphold and help the Yale System be strong and move forward into the next decade?” Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Deputy Dean for Education, Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, asked this question during her keynote remarks at the ninth annual Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day).
Transgender Patient Care a Priority in MD, PA, and PA Online Curricula
At Yale School of Medicine (YSM), MD, PA Online, and Physician Associate (PA) degree programs incorporate curricular content to train students to care for transgender and non-binary patients competently and compassionately. Importantly, the programs are committed to ongoing curricular assessment and revisions.
National Study Produces Concerning Findings about Medical Students and Microaggressions
Microaggressions are a common experience for medical students and are associated with a positive screening for depression, lower medical school satisfaction, and a higher risk of contemplating transfer or withdrawal from medical school.
YSM Students Advance COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts with Innovative Community-academic Partnerships and Advocacy
Yale School of Medicine students, in collaboration with a diverse set of other students and community members, are playing a significant role in the vaccination campaign in New Haven, in Connecticut, and nationally.
28th Hunger & Homelessness Auction Is a Virtual Success
A two-hour scenic flight over Manhattan. Dinner for six with Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Dean Nancy Brown, MD. A night of bowling for seven with Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten Vermund, MD, PhD. These are just a few of the highly sought-after items auctioned off at the 28th Annual YSM Hunger & Homelessness Auction (H&H Auction) on the evening of February 24, 2021.
YSM Students Play Key Roles in the Creation of National Resources for First-generation and Low-income Medical Students
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students have led the effort, on campus and nationally, to advocate for first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students in medicine, creating organizations and developing resources to help students access and navigate medical school. This includes working to end the default perception that FGLI students are high-risk in medical school, and replace it with the recognition that their diverse perspectives significantly enhance medical education and will improve how health care is delivered.
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.
Biden Taps Three Experts with Yale Ties to Lead COVID-19 Advisory Board
President-elect Joe Biden has named three public health experts with close Yale ties to lead his transition team’s new COVID-19 advisory board, including Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, an authority on the pandemic’s disproportionate effect on communities of color.Source: Yale News
Alumni-supported Social Justice Scholars Program Provides Important Support for Student Research
The disparate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color in the United States, combined with highly visible incidents of police brutality committed against Black men and women, have led to protests and advocacy efforts to address systemic racism across the country—and have impacted the priorities of many Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students, faculty, and alumni.
Advocating for a Shift From Race-based to Race-conscious Medicine
Cerdeña, Plaisime, and Tsai , according to Cerdeña, saw this commitment to action as an opportunity “to speak to longstanding issues of race-based medicine.” In their article, the authors state that medicine “is an institution of structural racism” and that a pervasive example of this is race-based medicine, “the system by which research characterising race as an essential, biological variable translates into clinical practice, leading to inequitable care.”
HAVEN Free Clinic's Annual 5K Goes Virtual
Yale students active with the HAVEN Free Clinic creatively adapted their practices when COVID-19 began impacting New Haven to ensure they safely could continue to serve their patients. Similarly, the students have resourcefully altered their annual fundraiser— the ¡ANDA! 5K— to ensure they can continue to fund HAVEN’s operations. The 5K typically raises about 70% of the clinic’s operating budget.
Yale PA Online Faculty Diane Bruessow Elected President-elect of the American Academy of PAs
July 1, 2020, Yale PA Online faculty Diane Bruessow, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, was elected the president-elect of the American Academy of PAs (AAPA). Bruessow served three years as secretary-treasurer of the AAPA immediately prior to assuming her new role, and seven years overall on the Board of Directors.
YSM Creates Memorable Virtual Ceremony to Celebrate 113 MD Degree Recipients
On May 18, the 113 graduates of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD Class of 2020 were celebrated in an hour-long virtual Commencement ceremony, an event that reflected tremendous collaboration among YSM students, faculty, and staff.
Yale School of Medicine Students Help Their Communities During COVID-19 Crisis
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students in New Haven and beyond have been eagerly volunteering to help during the COVID-19 crisis. They are participating in many ways, but with a shared desire to not be on the sidelines when there are so many needs.