White Coat Ceremony Marks Transition to Clinical Practice for 81 YSM PA Online Students
“This video shows the support involved in your education.” Associate Professor James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C, director of Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Physician Assistant Online (Yale PA Online) Program, made this remark during the March 12, 2021 White Coat Ceremony for the PA Online Class of 2023, the program’s fourth cohort.
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.
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.
Physician Associate Class of 2024 Receives White Coats and Advice
“You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Jara Chen, MMSc ’07, PA-C, shared this quote from Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go, in her keynote address at the White Coat Ceremony for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Program Class of 2024. On August 26, close to 140 family members, friends, and alumni joined the ceremony virtually.
Yale PA Online Students on Campus for Immersion Week
“I am so glad to be together this time.” James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C, program director of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online Program, stated in his opening remarks at the March 18, 2022 White Coat Ceremony for the 80 members of the PA Online Class of 2024.
Diverse Class of 80 Aspiring PAs Begins Yale's Physician Assistant Online Program
Biomedical engineer for a medical device company. Health Science teacher. U.S. Navy Intelligence professional. Hospital administrator. These roles, held by four members of the Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant Online (PA Online) Program Class of 2024 prior to starting PA school, are reflective of the class’s diversity. The 80 students in the class began the 28-month program on January 4, 2022.
YSM's Physician Associate Class of 2021 Celebrates Graduation in Woolsey Hall
“I don’t have the words to express how thankful I am that we are together, in person, for today’s celebration. Last year’s commencement was virtual. Maybe because of that, I’m a struck by the beauty of this place and by looking out into the audience and seeing all of you.”
Yale PA Online Student Anna Vignola Receives First Place in Yale-UCL Poetry Competition
So begins the judges’ description of Anna Vignola’s poem, After Closing the Cadaver, which received first place in the Yale-UCL Poetry Competition in the category for students of medicine and allied disciplines.
First-year Yale PA Online Students Apply Coursework in Clinical Settings
These opportunities took place through the Yale PA Online Program’s Clinical Experience in Early Didactic (CEED) program. During the didactic year, through CEED, each student typically obtains at least 120 hours of direct patient care experience in a clinical setting in their community, under the supervision and mentorship of a preceptor.
PA Online Student William Eisenhart ’21 selected as Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation Scholar
William Eisenhart, who will graduate from the Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Online Program in spring 2021, was selected as one of the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation Scholars for the 2021 Academic Year.
Yale PA Online Students Provide College Students with Guidance to Mark National PA Week
In what has become a tradition, Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Online students marked National PA Week in October by engaging with college students. This year the visits were virtual because of COVID-19. Providing guidance about PA school—including the application process—and information about the role of PAs led the Yale PA Online students to reflect on their own paths to PA school.
White Coats Are Presented to "Historic" Physician Associate Class of 2022
“The White Coat Ceremony is a milestone in your professional formation. It marks the point in time when you take your first steps towards becoming a clinician. We needed to physically bring you together in one place to mark that occasion.”