Dorothy Horstmann, MD, and Current Women Faculty Are Celebrated at Unveiling of Aperture 2
Faculty, students, and staff celebrated the achievements of women faculty on November 20 at the unveiling of an oil portrait of the late Dorothy Horstmann, MD, and the opening of Aperture 2: Portraits of Women Faculty in Medicine.
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library Unveils Newly Renovated Spaces on June 20
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library is pleased to announce the unveiling of its newly renovated spaces. These include: a 125-seat classroom, eight 16-seat classrooms, new group study rooms, an expanded studio for video production, and 30 new workstations. The unveiling concludes a 9-month renovation project that closed one-third of the library’s spaces. Grand opening: June 20, 2019, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Yale Medical Students Create and Share Poetry, Prose, and Visual Art
Ode on a Hospital Bathroom. Not a Publishing Opportunity. Daughters of Medicine. These are titles of three of the 85 poetry, prose, and visual art works that Yale School of Medicine (YSM) medical students submitted for the 2018-19 Marguerite Rush Lerner Creative Writing and Art Contest.
Inaugural Q-Med Conference Generates Enthusiasm and a Capacity Crowd
Gender- and sexual-minority students in the health care professions from across the United States and other countries gathered at Yale School of Medicine March 30 and 31 for the first annual Q-Med conference, a meeting organized to address the role of leadership in the LGBTQI+ health care community.
Yale PA Online Class of 2021: White Coat Ceremony
Fifty-seven white coats hung neatly on a rack on the stage in Battell Chapel on the Yale University campus. Sun shone through the chapel’s stained glass windows and the buzz of conversation among guests filled the large space in anticipation of the March 15, 2019 White Coat Ceremony for the second cohort of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online program students. At 2:00 pm, the room grew silent as Yale PA Online program director James Van Rhee MS, PA-C welcomed everyone to the gathering, including many proud and supportive family members and friends.Source: Yale PA Online Website
Yale School of Medicine's Physician Associate Program Graduates Its 47th Class
“You came to us as novices and you leave us as colleagues. Well done and congratulations.” Assistant Professor and PA Program Director Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C, shared these sentiments with Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Class of 2018, during their Commencement ceremony on December 10, 2018. Family, faculty, and friends gathered in Yale’s Woolsey Hall to honor and celebrate the 36 members of Yale’s 47th class to graduate from the school’s PA Program. The graduation is not aligned with the university’s May Commencement ceremony, because the PA Program, which matriculates a new class each August, lasts 28 months.
Physician Associate Class of 2020 Receives White Coats - and Advice
“With a white coat comes great responsibility. You will be impacting the lives of your fellow human beings.” Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Olmedo ’11, PA-C, shared this insight with the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Class of 2020, at their White Coat Ceremony on September 7.
YSM PA Classes of 1988 and 1998 Gather at Yale for Reunions
Although over 1,200 students have graduated from the Yale Physician Associate (PA) Program since 1973, until recently, no class had held a formal reunion on the Yale campus. The classes of 1988 and 1998 changed this trend, when both decided, coincidentally, to gather on campus in August.
Yale School of Medicine Students Launch Health Care Innovation Hub, Seeking Disruptive, Purpose-driven Solutions to Pressing Issues
In the art of origami, a single piece of paper can be transformed into different creations. At Origami Innovations, New Haven’s first student-founded not-for-profit health care innovation hub, ideas are similarly transformed and reiterated to improve upon them—not unlike the folding and refolding of paper from which the start-up takes its name.
Education administrators discuss curriculum at Reunion Weekend
Yale School of Medicine introduced a new curriculum three years ago in order to better prepare students for the 21st century without sacrificing its special identity. Leaders discussed how that process was going in a panel on Saturday, June 2nd.
YSM Celebrates 100 Years of Women
Just over a century ago, Louise Farnam, Helen May Scoville, and Lillian Nye were the first women to be admitted to the School of Medicine. Their achievements and contributions, along with the many women who have followed since then, were recognized on June 1, 2018 with Celebration and Reflection, a daylong symposium commemorating the 100-year anniversary of women at YSM.
Yale advances in a ‘March Madness’-styled scientific research competition
Two Yale research teams recently moved forward into round four of a different kind of March Madness competition. The event, called STAT Madness, aims to raise awareness about scientific breakthroughs from national institutions and is sponsored by the Boston-based news organization STAT. The ongoing heated competition consists of voting for the best innovation in science from the past year. The current round of voting ends at midnight on Thursday, March 22.Source: Yale News
PA Program Thesis Projects Advance Research While Building Student-Faculty Relationships
Data analysis from Michelle Giwerc's, ’17 MMSc, Honors thesis on whether digital breast tomosynthesis mammography reduces the rate of false positives was presented at a conference last fall and has spurred further investigation. Another positive outcome is that the mentorship of her faculty advisor, Liane Philpotts, MD, was a highlight of Giwerc's educational experience at Yale.
PA graduates face changing medical profession
A little more than two years ago, 38 students from 16 states came to the School of Medicine as the Physician Associate Class of 2016. Among them were a soldier in the U.S. Army, a biochemistry professor, a dietician, a professional ballerina, and 11 scientific researchers. On December 12, the students graduated from the Physician Associate Program.