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Microaggressions are a common experience for medical students and are associated with a positive screening for depression, lower medical school satisfaction, and a higher risk of contemplating transfer or withdrawal from medical school.
- April 29, 2021Source: The Wall Street Journal
Daniel Barron, MD, PhD, a graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, writes in the Wall Street Journal about data captured by smartphones and other technology, and how it can be used by mental health professionals to treat patients.
- April 09, 2021
The Association of American Physicians and the American Society for Clinical Investigation have each elected three new members from the Yale School of Medicine faculty.
- March 09, 2021
Adina Bowe, MD, a 2014 graduate of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP).
- March 09, 2021
Patients mistreating medical students and residents is, unfortunately, not uncommon, particularly with trainees of color and women trainees. While faculty have received training for years on how to respond when supervisors and colleagues engage in misconduct, until fairly recently there was no guidance available when patients mistreated trainees.
- January 29, 2021
“Abusers" and "Addicts": YSM MD Students Advocate for Eliminating Stigmatizing Language from USMLE Step 1 Prep Materials
As they were preparing for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) in 2020, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students Zoe Adams ’22, Elizabeth Fitzsousa ’21, and Marina Gaeta ’22 frequently saw terms such as “abuser,” “addict,” and “alcoholic” within popular practice exam materials, including question banks—materials students spend hundreds, if not thousands, of hours using.
- December 21, 2020
A commencement ceremony was held on December 7 for the Yale School of Medicine Physician Associate (PA) Program’s Class of 2020—the 48th class to graduate from this program.
- November 04, 2020
In September, 235 first-year Yale MD, Physician Associate (PA), and Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) students practiced patient-centered interviewing with over 200 volunteers aged 65 and older—virtually. Beyond gaining early telehealth experience, the students had the opportunity to incorporate questions about the “4Ms”—mobility, medication, mentation, and what matters most—into conversations with older adults.
- October 15, 2020Source: Yale News
Andrea Diaz-Stransky, MD, a graduate of the Solnit Integrated Training Program, is first author on a paper published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology that reports an online “Tantrum Tool” significantly reduces pediatric irritability and disruptive behaviors.
- September 16, 2020
The Office of Global Health Education (OGHE), created 15 years ago at YSM, recently launched an e-newsletter to highlight the transformative impact of these experiences and the accomplishments of students, faculty, and alumni.