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  • Global Health Education Innovation Award: Applications Invited

    The YSM OGHE GHE Innovation Award is designed to promote faculty research programs in global health education at Yale and to provide opportunities for medical students to learn methods relevant to conducting this type of research. Funded activities should address an important issue in global health education.

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  • Global Health Experiences in the U.S.

    While Yale medical students continue to expand their understanding of how medicine is practiced in other parts of the world, they are also looking to understand how patients in rural regions of the United States are receiving care. Read about a student’s experience caring for patients at the Indian Health Services in Chinle, AZ.

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  • HAVEN Free Clinic Run/Walk Raises Funds and Builds Community

    HAVEN Free Clinic volunteers and patients usually are at 800 Howard Avenue in New Haven on Saturdays, from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. But on Sunday morning, October 6, members of the HAVEN community and their supporters gathered in New Haven’s Edgewood Park. The reason: the sixth annual ¡ANDA! 5K Run/Walk, which raises about 70% percent of the clinic’s yearly budget. To date, $35,000 has been raised, significantly surpassing the goal of $25,000.

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  • Point-of-care Ultrasound's Global Potential

    Yale School of Medicine (YSM) faculty, residents, and students are engaged with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) initiatives far from the Yale campus, such as in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Rwanda, and Uganda. With its portability and immediacy, POCUS is a powerful diagnostic tool, which also can enhance medical education, both on campus, and worldwide.

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  • Ugandan Medical Student, Julius Nuewagaba, Earns International Award for Project to Improve Community Health

    Julius Nuwagaba of Kampala, Uganda, a medical student at Makerere University School of Medicine, is one of 12 students from around the world named recipients of the 2019 Student Projects for Health awards presented by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®) and its Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®).

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  • PA Students Perform Clinical Rotations in Countries Without PAs

    While the United States is still one of the few countries where physician assistants (PA) play an active role on health care teams, a significant number of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate Program students have participated in clinical rotations outside of the U.S. Since 2007, students have completed rotations in countries including Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Rwanda, Spain, and Uganda, even though PAs are not an established profession in any of these countries. Currently, approximately 20 per cent of Yale PA Program students participate in an international rotation for several weeks at some point during the last six months of the 28-month program.

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  • Yale-Uganda collaboration improving health education, patient care

    Twelve years ago, faculty and students from Yale and Uganda’s Makerere College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) began working and learning together with one goal: to improve patient care in Mulago National Referral Hospital (MNRH) in Kampala. During the course of this partnership, the goal — and the results — have become much broader.

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