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Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the School of Medicine for talks on medical education, clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research and the state of the school. Past speakers have included former surgeon general Vivek Murthy, M.D., M.B.A., and medical school Dean Nancy J. Brown, M.D. Topics range from the impact of the 80-hour work week for residents to the status of women in medicine to race-based disparities in health care.

Meetings are open to the Yale and medical center community and are held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


Laura R. Ment, M.D., Chair, Medical Student Council Speaker Series

Blake Anderson, Coordinator, Medical Student Council Speaker Series

Arielle Richey Levine, Medical Student Council President

The 2022-2023 Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Date Speaker Talk Title
September 29, 2022 Dean Nancy. J. Brown Yale School of Medicine: Reaching Our Vision
Date TBD Associate Dean Marietta Vazquez TBD
December 8, 2022 Dr. Beverley Sheares The Health Equity Thread at Yale School of Medicine
January 19, 2023 Dr. Rafael Perez-Escamilla Inequities in infant and young child feeding in the USA: The role of food and health care systems
February 16, 2023 Deputy Dean Jessica Illuzzi Addressing Equity and Access in the YSM Medical Education Strategic Plan
March 9, 2023 Dr. Katherine McKenzie The Physician as Advocate