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Education & Academic Affairs

July 11, 2023

Vincent Quagliarello, MD

Vice Chair, Education & Academic Affairs

Dana Dunne, MD, MHS

Associate Chair, Education & Academic Affairs

Donna Windish, MD, MPH

Associate Chair, Educational Scholarship

Residency Updates

The Department of Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program at Yale School of Medicine was ranked tenth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report’s list of 2022’s Best Internal Medicine Programs. The Yale Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program enjoyed a very competitive match this year, and continues its tradition of innovative outreach, quality improvement, and research projects. The Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency continues to excel as a leading program in primary care education, innovative medical education and research, and meaningful engagement with communities in New Haven.

The Yale Department of Internal Medicine’s Primary Care and Traditional Residency Programs celebrated their graduations on June 6, 2022 and on June 7, 2022 respectively. See the story in Related Documents.

Medical residents at YSM may now choose one of five distinction pathway programs: Clinician Educator; Global Health & Equity; Investigation; Quality Improvement & Physician Leadership; and Race, Bias, and Advocacy in Medicine. Ten junior faculty members across Yale School of Medicine were appointed to the new role of Clinical Skills Mentor. The following six faculty are from the department:

Alex Choi, MD

Ben Gallagher, MD

Michael Beasley, MD

Sarita Soares, MD

Sharon Ostfeld-Johns, MD

Angela Kang, MD, MPH

Members serve on clinical skills committees and contribute to educational innovation as well as curriculum development and evaluation.

Education Development and Scholarship

The Office for Educator Development and Scholarship launched the [IM]Educators educational faculty development series in March 2021 in partnership with the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center. In addition, both the [IM]EDucator monthly noon Zoom series as well as the more intensive Clinical Teaching Faculty Development course (12–15 hours) are offered two to three times per year by the department in conjunction with the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center. In March 2021, the Advancement of Clinician- Educator Scholarship (ACES) Faculty Development Program, led by Donna Windish, MD, MPH, announced its third class:

Badr Al Bawardy, MD, assistant professor (Digestive Diseases)

Michael Beasley, MD, assistant professor (Cardiovascular Medicine)

Astha Chichra, MBBS, assistant professor (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine)

Benjamin Gallagher, MD, instructor (General Internal Medicine)

Shana Gleeson, MD, assistant professor (Infectious Diseases)

The following 14 fellows were celebrated as they completed the Fellows as Medical Educators (FAME) certificate course in July 2022:

Department of Medicine fellows:

Cardiovascular Medicine: Ricardo Avendaño, MD, and Amarnath Annapureddy, MD

Digestive Diseases: Kay Chen, MD, and Laura Rotundo Sahyoun, MD

Endocrinology & Metabolism: Brian Wojeck, MD, MPH

Infectious Diseases: Mollie Tucker, MD, and Carlo Palacios, MD

Medical Oncology – Hematology: Eric Chang, MD

Occupational & Environmental Medicine: Romero Santiago, MD, MPH

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine: Katie McAvoy, MD

Department of Pediatrics fellows:

Gastroenterology: Sarah Abu-Alreesh, MBBS

Pulmonary: Eliaz Brumer, MD

Cardiology: Katherine Glover, MD

Infectious Diseases: Elissa Zirinsky, MD

The year-long course, co-led by Dana Dunne, MD, MHS, and Lindsay Johnston, MD, MEd, from the Department of Pediatrics, aims to enhance a fellow’s preparation for a career as a clinician educator through participation in sessions exploring learning theory; teaching skills; curriculum development; and clinician educator careers, among other topics.

Submitted by Julie Parry on July 11, 2023