Power Awards Honor Medical Students and Residents
Fourth-year MD students Shaunte Butler and Pavithra Vijayakumar have received the Drs. Robert Rock & Tehreem Rehman Medical Student Activism Award, recognizing medical students who, in the service of equity and social justice, have taken a professional or personal risk and whose work has led to important or lasting change. Also honored at the 2020 Power Awards virtual ceremony were Paul Eigenberger, MD (psychiatry), Mollie Freedman-Weiss, MD (general surgery), Michael Hajek, MD (ENT surgery), and Katherine Penziner, MD (internal medicine primary care) as residents chosen by medical students for modeling the responsible, positive, and beneficial use of power in health care relationships and who serve as true role models for the medical student community.
Advocating for a Shift From Race-based to Race-conscious Medicine
Cerdeña, Plaisime, and Tsai , according to Cerdeña, saw this commitment to action as an opportunity “to speak to longstanding issues of race-based medicine.” In their article, the authors state that medicine “is an institution of structural racism” and that a pervasive example of this is race-based medicine, “the system by which research characterising race as an essential, biological variable translates into clinical practice, leading to inequitable care.”
"What is Our Lane?": Question Explored at 19th Annual Power Day
What is Our Lane? On November 22, 2019, over 250 Yale MD, Advanced Practice Nursing, and Physician Associate (PA) students grappled with this question in the context of activism in health care. The conversation marked the 19th annual Power Day, which provides an important forum for discussing the role of power in health care, and celebrates those who use it well.
Honing Clinical Skills With Ultrasound
Jaideep Talwalkar, MD, associate professor of medicine and of pediatrics and director of clinical skills explains, “The Clinical Skills Course has always been hands-on, but what is novel about using ultrasound is the added layer of visualization in real time that ultrasound provides, simultaneous with other learning modalities that we’ve already been using.”Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
YSM Students Partner with Quinnipiac and UConn Medical Students to Help Local Homeless Shelters
This past spring, students at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine (Netter), and University of Connecticut School of Medicine (UConn) initiated a friendly competition for a good cause.
Yale's Medical Education Community Celebrates Its Achievements
On May 16, 2019, more than 200 people gathered for the seventh annual Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day): Enhancing Educator Development, the event’s largest audience to date, demonstrating that Med Ed Day has become an established tradition for Yale’s active and expanding medical education community.
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.
Innovative Interprofessional Education for all Yale Medical, Physician Associate, and Nursing Students
For the past three years, every first-year MD, Physician Associate (PA), and Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) student has participated in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) course. ILCE occurs each year over 16 weeks from September through April.
Yale MD-PhD Student Woong Hwang Honored with Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Woong Hwang, a fifth-year MD-PhD student at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), is one of 30 newly-announced recipients of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, seven of whom are Yale-affiliated. All fellows are children of immigrants to the United States, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival recipients, green card holders, or naturalized citizens, who are pursuing graduate school in the U.S.
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
School of Medicine Reduces Student Debt by 50 Percent Over Two Years
The School of Medicine announced that it is reducing the unit loan—the amount that medical students who receive need-based scholarships are expected to borrow—from $23,000 to $15,000 per year for all students attending in the 2019-2020 academic year and thereafter. Together with the unit loan reduction that went into effect for the current academic year —from $30,000 to $23,000—this is a reduction of 50 percent in two years. This means that more of a student's demonstrated need will be covered by scholarship funds, and less by loans.