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?
Asylum Medicine Conference on Oct. 5: "Medical Forensic Evaluations of Asylum Seekers: The Role of the Clinician in Documenting Human Rights Abuses"
Yale Center for Asylum Medicine will present an all-day conference on Saturday, October 5, which outlines the unique and important contribution clinicians can make for the benefit of vulnerable migrants who are seeking asylum.
Yale Refugee Health Program Provides Medical Home for Refugees
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students and faculty play a key role ensuring the approximately 250 refugees who arrive annually to Greater New Haven receive high quality health care and guidance as they transition to a new health care system. The Yale Refugee Health Program (YRHP), which seeks to provide a medical home for refugees, coordinates these efforts.
Is the high cost of insulin keeping diabetics from taking their medicine?
High prescription drug prices are fast becoming a leading political topic, with medications like insulin emerging as a poster child for the issue. Nearly doubling in price from 2012 to 2016, the diabetes medication has commanded bipartisan attention on Capitol Hill and even a shoutout in a recent Netflix comedy special.
In Rural Missouri, Interpreters Are Key To Refugee Health Care
At a pediatric clinic in Kirksville, Mo., a young boy is waiting in an exam room to be vaccinated. A nurse explains the shots to his mother, and Lisette Chibanvunya translates. Chibanvunya is one of two Congolese interpreters hired by the Northeast Health Council to help the clinic care for refugees and immigrants from central Africa.
Knock Down Barriers in Global Physician Training
In the position paper, “Reconfiguring a One-Way Street: A Position Paper on Why and How to Improve Equity in Global Physician Training,” published in Academic Medicine, the authors advocate for changes to the “observership” model, which is the primary type of short-term clinical training that is permissible under federal and state laws.
Colloquium will unify knowledge about mental health across disciplines
The first-ever Yale Mental Health Colloquium will bring together leading scholars in the fields of architecture, business, economics, education, law, neuroscience, psychiatry, public health, social work, and technology for a half-day conversation on the topic.
Psychiatry faculty, trainees collaborate on 'Perioperative Psychiatry - A Guide to Behavioral Healthcare for the Surgical Patient'
Paula Zimbrean, MD, FAPA, FACLP, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, is the first editor of the book, "Perioperative Psychiatry - A Guide to Behavioral Healthcare for the Surgical Patient."
YSM Professor Describes ‘Compounding Trauma’ of Asylum Seekers in Detention
Yale’s Dr. Katherine McKenzie practices asylum medicine, the process of evaluating claims of torture and mistreatment by asylum seekers. Many times, these evaluations are conducted in a dreary, prison-like atmosphere in detention centers.
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.
The health costs of high insulin prices
14 Shares The rising cost of insulin poses a significant barrier for people with diabetes, as many resort to limiting their use of the drug. A recent study at the Yale Diabetes Center reveals that cost-related insulin underuse may be more common than expected.