Clinical Skills at Yale: Teaching Students the Essential Elements of “Doctoring”
At many medical schools, formal clinical skills education is limited to the pre-clerkship period, but since developing solid clinical skills is foundational and developmental, the Clinical Skills Program at Yale emphasizes multidimensional training over the entire span of medical school.
Working in the time of Covid-19: “It’s all absolutely unpredictable.”
“You are definitely an asset to the team, even as a learner. And we are all learning through this together.” Recent Yale Physician Associate (PA) Program graduate Naiska Cheung ’19, MMSc, PA-C, offered this advice to second-year Yale PA students, in response to a question about returning to clinical rotations, which have been disrupted because of COVID-19. Cheung is a primary care and addiction medicine PA at Staywell Health Care in Waterbury, Connecticut. The conversation took place on May 22, during a course, Covid-19 Preparedness Education: Pandemic, Populations and Patients (COPE-PPP), running from May 11 to June 19. The Yale PA class of 2020 is taking the six-week course before resuming clinical rotations.
The pandemic has amplified ageism. ‘It’s open season for discrimination’ against older adults
LA Times On the good days, Bonnie Shatun believes that, for the first time in a long time, just about everyone is united in a common cause: to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens against the coronavirus.Source: LA Times
Coronavirus brings new challenges for CT home health aides, clients
Social distancing is one way to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but for health care workers who provide care in people’s homes, especially for the elderly, that type of care brings heightened risks, experts say.Source: New Haven Register
Experts give their advice on how seniors and those with existing medical conditions can stay healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak
While most of us know that COVID-19 can affect seniors more seriously, it can also cause more serious complications for other vulnerable people in the population, such as those with other underlying health conditions. To help people in these higher risk categories stay informed and protect themselves, infectious disease specialist Alan Taege, MD from Cleveland Clinic, Mary Tinetti, MD, Chief of Geriatrics at Yale and international expert in care for the geriatric population, and Richard Marottoli, MD, MPH, the medical director of the Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center at Yale New Haven Hospital, have released their advice and answers to some common questions and concerns.Source: Yahoo!