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Congratulations: MHS-Med Ed Pathway Graduates & Med Ed Fellows!

June 15, 2023

Congratulations to the MHS-Medical Education Pathway Degree Program Graduates!

On May 31, the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) celebrated the seven graduates of the MHS-Medical Education Pathway Degree Program, during the Medical Education Day Pre-Conference events. The graduates represented five YSM departments. A cohort of six YSM faculty will begin the degree program in July.

This two-year degree program, which launched in 2017, features an education research thesis project and provides a comprehensive curriculum and individual learning plan for those interested in developing a career in the field of medical education. To date, there are 28 graduates representing six YSM departments. Individuals, including non-MD educators, with YSM resident, fellow, and faculty appointments in a department or program approved to award the MHS degree may apply.

The 2023 graduates, along with their departments and thesis titles, are below:

Carolyn Chan, MD, MHS (Internal Medicine)
Development of a Motivational Interviewing Curriculum for Resident Trainees Using Improvisational Theater Techniques

Nathan Coppersmith, MD, MHS (Surgery)
Understanding Mindset Theory in Surgical Education

Michael Goldman, MD, MHS (Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine)
Alignment between Pediatric Residents and Their Preceptors for Ad-Hoc Procedural Entrustment

Firas Kaddouh, MD, MHS (Neurology, University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson)
Qualitative Research to Map out Neurotrauma Curriculum for Emergency Medicine Providers and Trainees

Stephanie Leeds, MD, MHS (Pediatrics)
Keeping Up with Changing Guidelines: Development of a Curriculum for Pediatricians on Peanut Allergy Prevention

Christopher Traner, MD, MHS (Neurology)
Assessment of an Interactive Online Curriculum for Teaching Electroencephalogram using a Quantitative and Qualitative Approach

David Vermette, MD, MHS (Pediatrics)
Resident Well-Being through the Lens of Flourishing: Implications for the Individual and Community

Medical Education Fellowship: Congratulations!

On June 1, Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day), 13 Yale School of Medicine (YSM) faculty members from 10 departments were honored in a ceremony for completing YSM’s Medical Education Fellowship (MEF). The MEF is a nine-month interactive fellowship in which participants study educational literature, discuss principles of learning, and design, implement, and evaluate an educational project for their department. As part of their project, each fellow created a poster which was presented during the Med Ed Day virtual poster session.

Since the Fellowship began in 2012, there have been 182 MEF graduates representing 21 YSM departments. Next academic year, YSM’s Center for Medical Education, which runs the Fellowship, is welcoming 14 fellows from nine departments.

The Academic Year 2022-2023 graduate fellows, along with their departments and project titles, are below:

Anika Anam, MD (Internal Medicine)
Implementing and Evaluating an Innovative Transgender Health Curriculum

Rachel Beekman, MD (Neurology)
Improving Neurology Resident Knowledge and Comfort through Brain Death Simulation

Samuel Buck, MD (Emergency Medicine)
Night Float: A Medical Student Simulation Experience for Confidence and Safety

Suzanne Czerniak, MD, PhD (Radiology & Biomedical Engineering)
Considerations in Making Follow Up Recommendations in Radiology Report Impressions

Benjamin Doolittle, MD, MA Div (Internal Medicine)
Fostering Eudaimonia, Joy, and Connection Among Resident Physicians: A Pilot Study

Caroline Nelson, MD (Dermatology)
Inpatient Dermatology: A Multi-Layered Curriculum for Yale Dermatology Residents

Benjamin Newton, MD (Cancer Center)
Enhancing the Smilow Network Faculty Learning Environment through Case-Based Peer Education to Relay Practice Changing Updates

Kristin Oliveria, MD (Surgery)
Developing a Family Building Curriculum for General Surgery Residents: A Targeted Needs Assessment

Sacit Bulent Omay, MD (Neurosurgery)
Designing a Tool for Tracking the Operative Competency of Neurosurgery Trainees

Jose Paez, MD (Child Study Center)
Reception and efficacy of a -zine on child inpatient psychiatric admission and skill building, reported by healthcare providers and caregivers of children aged 6-13

Ryan Steele, DO (Internal Medicine)
Allergists and the State of Patch Testing and Contact Dermatitis Education

Alla Vash-Margita, MD (Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences)
Pilot Study: Impact of a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Rotation on Confidence in Provision of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Services Among Pediatric Residents

Minghao Zhong, MD, PhD (Pathology)
The Solution of Resident Training in Molecular Pathology: Study of Medicine and Molecular Pathology Association during Residency Training (SMMART)

Submitted by Abigail Roth on June 14, 2023