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.
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.
New Global Health Institute announced at Yale
The new Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH), approved by the Yale Corporation on Dec. 8, further advances President Salovey’s goal for the university to have a greater impact on complex international issues. Led by the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, YIGH is a university-wide effort to address global health issues.
HAVEN Free Clinic settles into a new home
For the first time since its 2005 founding, HAVEN wasn’t holding its weekly clinic at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in the city’s Fair Haven section. The clinic was marking its first day in a new home, the Yale Physicians’ Building on Howard Avenue near Yale New Haven Hospital.
Research and teaching on refugees will be focus of new MacMillan Center program
The Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses has been launched by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale to promote rigorous interdisciplinary research and teaching grounded in the social sciences.
Kaveh Khoshnood: Paths Through a Career in Global Health
Kaveh Khoshnood has been at the School of Public Health since completing his MPH, working almost exclusively on HIV/AIDS and health among the most vulnerable populations in the US and worldwide. The Yale Global Health Review met with Kaveh to discuss global health, career choices, and finding your passions.
In the Midst of War, Future Syrian Doctors Trained with Help From Yale Faculty, Students
Syria is now entering its sixth year of war. More than a third of its hospitals have closed and about 65 percent of health workers have fled. There is an urgent need for medical training, to replace both the health care workers who have been killed and the ones who have left.
Global Leaders Meet At The United Nations To Discuss How To End Violence Against Children
Swedish and Italian missions to the UN and The World Childhood Foundation USA convened a high-level meeting to promote, develop and implement solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals for children. Yale Professor, James F. Leckman, and other global notables led a discussion about the power of multi-stakeholder partnerships to spur the development of scalable solutions to improve child survival and promote child well-being and protection.