Dorothy Horstmann, MD, and Current Women Faculty Are Celebrated at Unveiling of Aperture 2
Faculty, students, and staff celebrated the achievements of women faculty on November 20 at the unveiling of an oil portrait of the late Dorothy Horstmann, MD, and the opening of Aperture 2: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine.
School of Medicine Hosts First Look Immersion Program to Increase Student Diversity
Yale School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, Community Engagement, and Equity (DICE) hosted ten premedical counselors and 19 students from six historically black colleges and universities and four University of Puerto Rico campuses for a First Look Immersion Weekend in October. DICE believes this outreach is important so that students who may not be considering YSM— either because they think they would not qualify for admission or would not fit in—seriously consider it.
National Exhibit Celebrating the PA Profession Travels to Yale
Surprising to some, the PA profession is only 50 years old. To mark this milestone, the Physician Assistant History Society and the National Library of Medicine have worked together on a joint project: “Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care,” a traveling banner and online exhibition. Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is hosting the banner exhibit from November 4 – December 20, 2019, in the entry area of the Cushing Whitney Medical Library (CWML).
Yale PA Online Student Selected as the Student Member on the PAEA Board
Mary (Bradley) Ruggeri ’20, a student in the Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Online Program, has been selected as the student-member-at-large on the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Board of Directors, the only student position on the board of this national organization.
YSM Faculty Help Make New Haven Restaurant Week More Accessible to Older Adults
Barry Wu, MD, professor of clinical medicine (Geriatrics), looks forward to New Haven Restaurant Week (NHRW) twice a year, when around thirty local restaurants have special lunch and dinner prix fixe menus, to encourage people to enjoy the city’s local restaurants. Over the summer, Wu and Richard Marottoli, MD, MPH, professor of medicine (Geriatrics), began to consider if there was a way to enable more older adults in the New Haven area, particularly ones with limitations, to enjoy NHRW.
Yale PA Online Students Visit Local High Schools and Colleges to Mark National PA Week
Eight Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Online students marked National PA Week by visiting a high school or college in their local community and engaging with students about how to become a PA and the role of PAs. National PA Week, which occurs annually on October 6-12, is intended to recognize the PA profession and its contributions to the nation's health, and raise awareness and visibility of the profession.
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.
YSM Team Studies Advocacy Curricula in Graduate Medical Education
Research demonstrates that about 80% of variation in health outcomes is determined by socioeconomic and environmental conditions–such as access to health care, affordable housing, and clean air - rather than direct clinical care. Should doctors therefore receive advocacy training during residency, to provide them with the skill set needed to influence the laws, policies, and programs that can cause or remedy such conditions?
Yale PA Online Faculty Member Develops Innovative Curriculum Using 3-D Imaging Software
In summer 2019, Yale Physician Assistant (PA) Online Program students began using an innovative way to learn about the cardiovascular system. Instructor and didactic coordinator Stephanie Neary MPA, MMS, PA-C, developed new curricula, using three-dimensional imaging software, which enabled students to visualize cardiac arrhythmias.
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.
$3.75 Million Grant Provides Opportunity for Yale School of Medicine and Partners to Create Age-friendly Health Environment
As the U.S. population ages, improving the care of older adults is more important than ever. Mary Tinetti, MD, Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and section chief (Geriatrics), describes a $3.75 million Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) award as an opportunity for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and its partners to create an age-friendly health environment across parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York.
Four Yale School of Medicine Students Spend Week at Oxford Immersed in Medical Humanities
Four Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students recently had the opportunity to study medical humanities at Oxford University. Dervin Cunningham (Class of ’20), Harry Newman-Plotnick (Class of ’22), Tara Torabi (Class of ’20), and Kevin Wang (Class of ’22) were among the 25 students from around the world accepted into this weeklong summer program.