Through F-1 Doctors, Yale’s doctors in training make it easier for international students to attend U.S. medical schools
Rachel Jaber Chehayeb wanted to stay in the U.S. to attend medical school after graduating from Yale College, but she knew it would be difficult. As a Lebanese citizen, she would have to navigate visa requirements and loans without nearby family or a ready support network. “I only knew of one person who had done it,” said Chehayeb, a first-year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. “There was not a community of international medical students.”
Power Awards Honor Medical Students and Residents
Fourth-year MD students Shaunte Butler and Pavithra Vijayakumar have received the Drs. Robert Rock & Tehreem Rehman Medical Student Activism Award, recognizing medical students who, in the service of equity and social justice, have taken a professional or personal risk and whose work has led to important or lasting change. Also honored at the 2020 Power Awards virtual ceremony were Paul Eigenberger, MD (psychiatry), Mollie Freedman-Weiss, MD (general surgery), Michael Hajek, MD (ENT surgery), and Katherine Penziner, MD (internal medicine primary care) as residents chosen by medical students for modeling the responsible, positive, and beneficial use of power in health care relationships and who serve as true role models for the medical student community.
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.”
After 20 Years As An Undocumented Immigrant, How Does This Scientist Help Grad Students?
Robert Fernandez spent 20 years as an undocumented migrant, but is now a US citizen with a PhD from Yale, and co-founder of Científico Latino, an organisation helping international students –especially from developing countries– to enter and navigate STEM graduate school in the US.Source: Forbes
Conference for First-Generation and Low-Income Medical Professionals and Students Is First of Its Kind
On June 9, 2020, hundreds of pre-medical students, medical students, faculty, staff, and administrators across the country will unite virtually for the first-ever gathering of its kind: a celebration of individuals in the medical profession who identify as first-generation college graduates and/or low-income.
"What is Our Lane?": Question Explored at 19th Annual Power Day
What is Our Lane? On November 22, 2019, over 250 Yale MD, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Physician Associate (PA) students grappled with this question in the context of activism in health care. The conversation marked the 19th annual Power Day, which provides an important forum for discussing the role of power in health care, and celebrates those who use it well.
Yale Medical Students Create and Share Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art
Ode on a Hospital Bathroom. Not a Publishing Opportunity. Daughters of Medicine. These are titles of three of the 85 poetry, prose, and visual art works that Yale School of Medicine (YSM) medical students submitted for the 2018-19 Marguerite Rush Lerner Creative Writing and Art Contest.
Medical, Nursing, and PA students attend 18th annual Power Day
Over 240 advanced practice nursing students, physician associate program students, and third-year medical students filled Harkness Auditorium at the end of November to discuss power and control in health care relationships and the role that caregivers play in making structural changes that affect patient health outcomes. In addition, the attendees witnessed classmates and residents honored for modeling the responsible use of power and patient advocacy and heard experts discuss issues affecting the medical community as part of the 18th annual Power Day.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
YSM's Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity Hosts Over 400 College Students Interested in Health Profession Careers
More than 400 undergraduates interested in careers in health care, with backgrounds that are underrepresented in many health professions, filled Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Harkness Auditorium on July 9, for the Pre-Health Conference and Recruitment Fair.
Voices from the Field: “Community” in Global Health Research: My Eye-opening Journey From the Wet Lab to the Canadian Arctic
YSPH doctoral student Sappho Gilbert on her journey toward public health research and current research on nutrition changes among Inuit communities in Nunavet, Canada.Source: NIEHS - Global Environmental Health Newsletter
Stefano Daniele wins the 2021 Porter Prize
Judged and awarded together with the Field Prize, the Porter Prize is one of few prizes awarded university-wide, across disciplines. The prize is given for a written work of scholarship in any field in which it is possible, through original effort, to gather and relate facts and/or principles and to make the product of general human interest. The prize was established in 1872 by the Kingsley Trust Association (The Scroll and Key Society) in honor of the late Professor Porter, who received a bachelor’s degree from Yale in 1842.