Richard Moscarelli, MD, Lauded as a Champion for Medical Education
“He is kind of a rock star.” This is how Assistant Professor Courtney Fankhanel, MMSc, PA-C, describes Richard Moscarelli, MD, a clinical assistant professor and member of a strong cadre of voluntary faculty in the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. Moscarelli is a physician with the Greater New Haven OB/GYN practice, who has precepted YSM Physician Associate (PA) students in their OB/GYN rotation for the past decade.
U.S. Surgeon General Speaks on His Personal Journey, Clinician Burnout, and the Future of Medicine
United States Surgeon General and Yale alumnus Vivek Murthy came to the School of Medicine on September 9 to speak about his journey to medicine, health care worker burnout, and his thoughts on the future of the medical field.
Physician Associate Class of 2024 Receives White Coats and Advice
“You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Jara Chen, MMSc ’07, PA-C, shared this quote from Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go, in her keynote address at the White Coat Ceremony for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Program Class of 2024. On August 26, close to 140 family members, friends, and alumni joined the ceremony virtually.
The Human Touch in Teaching
During Capstone, the final course of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD curriculum, students were asked to name the faculty member who had the biggest impact on them. When the results were displayed in a Word Cloud, Joseph DeMayo, MD, MPH, was one of the names appearing in a large font, reflecting that multiple students had chosen him. DeMayo is a retired geriatrician who has taught in the Clinical Skills (CS) and Medical Coach Experience (MCE) courses as volunteer faculty for almost ten years.
Preparing for a New Beginning
Cardiac arrythmias. Managing your personal finances during residency. What do we owe our patients? Graduate oath. These are a small sample of the topics discussed in the MD Class of 2022 Capstone course, which ran from March 14 through April 1, and is a graduation requirement. The variety of subjects in the experiential course reflects its holistic approach, intended as a mix of practical clinical information students should know before starting their residencies, life skills, philosophical discussions about the practice of medicine, and reconnecting students before graduation.
Celebrating the Art, Poetry, and Prose of Yale Health Profession Students
A virtual celebration of poetry, prose, and art, which Yale MD, physician assistant (PA) online, physician associate, nursing, and public health students created, took place on May 5, at the annual Program for Humanities in Medicine (PHM) Health Professions Students' Creative Medical Writing & Art Contest.
Three Classes Celebrate at Inaugural YSM PA Online Commencement Ceremony
Nearly 90 members of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online Program Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022—and hundreds of family and friends—gathered on May 6 in Woolsey Hall to celebrate at the program’s first graduation ceremony.
Honoring the Memory of Kristen Cushing, Who Personified Altruism
Kristen Joy Cushing embodied service leadership and was dedicated to providing health care to underserved individuals. Kristen, who graduated from the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Program in 2002, was an engaged and beloved member of the greater New Haven community for over two decades. She died on October 18, 2021, from a cerebral aneurysm with her family by her side.
Participants From Two Pipeline Programs Visit YSM for Conference
Almost 70 undergraduates, postgrads, and advisors to students considering health and science careers visited Yale School of Medicine (YSM) for two days in early April, as part of two YSM pipeline programs that had been virtual since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Doctor and pastor: Benjamin Doolittle '91 BS, '94 MDiv, '97 MD seeks unity of mind, body, and spirit
Doolittle, director of Yale’s Program in Medicine, Spirituality & Religion, explores the influence of spirituality on health. In November 2021, Doolittle was promoted to full professor at Yale’s School of Medicine, a title he holds alongside his Yale Divinity School faculty appointment as Professor of Religion and Health.Source: Yale Divinity School
Yale PA Online Students on Campus for Immersion Week
“I am so glad to be together this time.” James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C, program director of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online Program, stated in his opening remarks at the March 18, 2022 White Coat Ceremony for the 80 members of the PA Online Class of 2024.
TLC Announces New Name for the SP Program: Simulated Participant Program
As the recently updated TLC SP Program webpage explains, “Our new name is an accurate expression of the varied roles our SPs are trained to portray, as well as our commitment to serve the diverse needs of our clients and to advance research in education and training using human simulation pedagogy.”