MD Students Research Peer-assisted Learning in YSM's Physical Exam Course
Yale School of Medicine MD students Madisen Swallow, MS, and Mitchel Wride, along with their faculty mentor Joseph Donroe, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (general medicine) and director, Physical Exam Course, for Yale Medicine, co-authored an article published in Medical Science Educator—"Peer-Assisted Learning in a Longitudinal Hybrid Physical Exam Course.” They used their own PE course to gather data.
Gift From The Starr Foundation Brings Yale School of Medicine Closer to Goal of Debt-free Education
This $25 million commitment from one of the nation’s largest private foundations, chaired by Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg, is a significant step toward making Yale’s premier MD program more affordable for students with financial need.
Students Organize Auction to Support Local Nonprofits Focused on Hunger & Homelessness
“The man. The myth. The bowtie.” When auctioneer Jaideep Talwalkar, MD, associate professor of internal medicine (general medicine) and assistant dean for education, called out these words at Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) 29th Annual Hunger & Homelessness (H&H) Charity Auction on the evening of January 19, it led to a bidding frenzy from the crowd gathered in the school’s Café Med.
Heidi, the (Anatomy) Lab-rador Retriever, Boosts Wellness at Yale School of Medicine
Heidi, the Yale Police Department’s (YPD) yellow Labrador Retriever service dog and community engagement ambassador, was a frequent—much appreciated—visitor to the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) campus during the fall semester, especially outside the anatomy lab.
Anatomy Teaching Program: Decades of Impactful Community Mentoring
Since 1994, students from Hill Regional Career Magnet High School in New Haven—which focuses on business, technology, health, and the sciences— have had the opportunity to study anatomy in the anatomy lab at Yale School of Medicine (YSM). First and second-year YSM student volunteers teach and serve as mentors in the Anatomy Teaching Program (ATP). At least 1,000 Career students, most in their junior year, have participated in ATP since its creation.
Teaching is Much of What Drives Dr. Mellisa Pensa to Practice Medicine
Since 2018, Mellisa Pensa, MD, MPH, has been a family physician at Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC). From July 2019 until the summer of 2022, Pensa served as an ambulatory site director for the Yale Internal Medicine Residency Program, overseeing the outpatient continuity experience for 12 Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Internal Medicine residents.
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.
Students Who Experience Mistreatment or Discrimination Are More Likely to Leave Medical School
A Yale-led study finds that second-year medical students who experience mistreatment and discrimination have a higher likelihood of leaving school in subsequent years. Researchers also noticed that recurring mistreatment and discrimination were correlated with higher rates of attrition.