The YSCFA specific focus is on the support of residents of African-American or African descent in order to formally help with recruitment of black residents and to increase community outreach and education initiatives in the New Haven area. The goals of the group are to foster mentorship of these residents, cultural literacy of all members of the department, increase recruitment of medical students of African-American or African descent into Psychiatry and the department, and raise community awareness about mental illness.
Leadership of the Yale Solomon Carter Fuller Association:
- Marilise Hyacinth
- Ayana Jordan
Topics discussed over the past academic year include: Being Black in Academia, The Business of Medicine, Being Black at Yale, Global Psychiatry, and Supporting Residents During Training.