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$3.75 Million Grant Provides Opportunity for Yale School of Medicine and Partners to Create Age-friendly Health Environment

As the U.S. population ages, improving the care of older adults is more important than ever. Mary Tinetti, MD, Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and section chief (Geriatrics), describes a $3.75 million Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) award as an opportunity for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and its partners to create an age-friendly health environment across parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York.

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  • Yale Refugee Health Program Provides Medical Home for Refugees

    Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students and faculty play a key role ensuring the approximately 250 refugees who arrive annually to Greater New Haven receive high quality health care and guidance as they transition to a new health care system. The Yale Refugee Health Program (YRHP), which seeks to provide a medical home for refugees, coordinates these efforts.

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  • 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.

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  • PA Students Perform Clinical Rotations in Countries Without PAs

    While the United States is still one of the few countries where physician assistants (PA) play an active role on health care teams, a significant number of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate Program students have participated in clinical rotations outside of the U.S. Since 2007, students have completed rotations in countries including Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Rwanda, Spain, and Uganda, even though PAs are not an established profession in any of these countries. Currently, approximately 20 per cent of Yale PA Program students participate in an international rotation for several weeks at some point during the last six months of the 28-month program.

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  • Physician Associate Students Present Honors Thesis Research

    2604. 76. 35. Rosana Gonzalez-Colaso, PharmD, MPH, displayed these numbers on a screen at the end of the December 6, 2018, Outstanding PA Thesis event for the Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Program Class of 2018. Gonzalez-Colaso, director of the PA Research Program, explained that 2604 represents the number of citations that the 36 members of the class used in their required thesis projects, 76 is the number of thesis readers, and 35 is the number of faculty advisors for the theses. The advisors are drawn from YSM, including the Yale School of Public Health, and Yale School of Nursing.

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  • 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.

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