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.
OGHE Student Coordinators Launch Online Pilot Global Health Program
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the importance of international interdisciplinary collaboration on global public health issues has become clear. Autumn Nobles and Hanya Qureshi, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) second-year MD students, have responded to the need for such collaboration by developing a series of 11 educational forums with students at schools in international settings, and launching Yale Global Health Students United for Regional and Global Education (YGH SURGE).
2020 Graduates of Xiangya Yale Program to Advance Leadership Skills
On August 5, 2020, the Office of Global Health Education (OGHE) celebrated South Central University’s Xiangya School of Medicine’s third cohort of medical students to participate in a two-year research program at Yale School of Medicine.
Monica Ferrer Socorro '20, MD, Focused on a Career in Global Health
The strong global health program at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) was a “huge incentive” for Monica Ferrer Socorro ’20, MD, to attend Yale. Ferrer Socorro, a native of Venezuela, arrived at YSM with a focus on gaining experience working with underserved populations, learning about migrant health issues, and building networks that would enable her to have a positive impact on global health throughout her career.
A Call to Action: Global Palliative Care in Times of Crisis
Global Health Night Out (GHNO) is a quarterly event supported by the Office of Global Health Education and coordinated by Associate Professor Tracy Rabin, MD, MS, director, Office of Global Health, Internal Medicine, and Associate Professor Hani Mowafi, MD, MPH, chief, Section of Global Health and International Emergency Medicine. It brings together faculty, trainees, students, and staff from across Yale’s three health professional schools to discuss a relevant global health topic.
For Yale’s Emerging Psychiatrists, Confronting Racism is in the Curriculum
Five years ago, Yale’s Department of Psychiatry formally integrated anti-racism education and advocacy into its resident training program. Through the Social Justice and Health Equity (SJHE) curriculum, a mandatory part of the four-year program, residents learn to recognize their own biases and appreciate the lived experiences of minority patients.Source: Yale News
Office of Global Health Education Announces Inaugural Global Health Education Innovation Awardees
In June 2020, Bernardo Lombo, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine and Frank Minja, MD, associate professor of radiology and biomedical imaging, became the inaugural recipients of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Global Health Education Innovation Award.
U.S. Must Restore Global Leadership Role, Former Secretary of State John Kerry Says
In a recent visit to Yale, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States must reassert itself as a global leader if we are to address the threat of climate change and other global health challenges in a world steeped in political discord.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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®).
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.
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.
Yale leads largest-ever collaboration to educate health workers in Rwanda
Dr. Grace Igiraneza was in her second year of residency at the University of Rwanda when things started to change. Staffing on the wards increased as doctors from Yale and other American medical schools arrived to take on clinical and teaching duties.