Yale Department of Psychiatry’s medical student education section announces the appointment of three new leaders.
Pamela Petersen-Crair, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, has been selected as associate clerkship director.
“Dr. Petersen-Crair is an enthusiastic, experienced, and talented clinician-educator who is highly regarded by Yale medical students. We are incredibly fortunate to have a clinician-educator of her caliber joining our department’s educational team,” said Kirsten Wilkins, MD, professor of psychiatry and director of medical student education.
As a faculty member working in collaborative care at Yale Internal Medicine Associates and Northeast Medical Group, Petersen-Crair will serve as a complementary partner to VA-based Clerkship Director Pochu Ho, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry.
The associate clerkship director will assist in the oversight of psychiatry clerkship for medical and PA students, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; clinical and didactic teaching; recruitment and development of faculty and resident educators; and student mentoring/support.
The new faculty co-sponsors of the Yale Medical Student Psychiatry Association (YMSPA) are Adrienne Hicks, MD, PhD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry, and Kourtney Koslosky, MD, assistant professor of clinical psychiatry. “Drs. Hicks and Koslosky share a passion for medical student teaching, mentoring, and recruitment. Our students will undoubtedly benefit from their guidance and support,” Wilkins said.
The faculty co-sponsors will support and collaborate with the student leaders of the YMSPA as they plan educational and social events for Yale medical students. They will serve as a resource and mentor to YMSPA student members.