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Ian Ferguson, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

“The admissions committee is an infallible institution; we make no mistakes. You are here and we will work together for our shared success.” These were the words I heard on my first day of medical school, in the introduction delivered from our dean, and although they did not assuage all my imposter syndrome concerns, that phrasing was a great relief and I try to convey the same theme to all the students that come through my clinic.

I am an associate professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and clinically I am a pediatric rheumatologist. Yale was my first faculty appointment out of clinical training, and I have been here since 2015. It has been a privilege to work with YSM students at each of their educational levels (lectures to pre-clerkship students, clinical time with students on the pediatrics rotation, or elective time), and working on the Admissions Committee has been very illuminating, seeing the paths our students have taken to Yale. I am excited to start in the Longitudinal Coaching Program to have a personal role working together with students in developing medical careers.

Outside of work, I am kept moving with two elementary school age children and their activities. I mostly watch soccer or cooking shows for my media consumption, so if you see me around, don’t tell me any scores because I am certainly recording the game and plan to watch it later from my treadmill.