Celebrating the Art, Poetry, and Prose of Yale Health Profession Students
A virtual celebration of poetry, prose, and art, which Yale MD, physician assistant (PA) online, physician associate, nursing, and public health students created, took place on May 5, at the annual Program for Humanities in Medicine (PHM) Health Professions Students' Creative Medical Writing & Art Contest.
TLC Announces New Name for the SP Program: Simulated Participant Program
As the recently updated TLC SP Program webpage explains, “Our new name is an accurate expression of the varied roles our SPs are trained to portray, as well as our commitment to serve the diverse needs of our clients and to advance research in education and training using human simulation pedagogy.”
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.”
The Legacy of James McCune Smith, MD — The First US Black Physician
Neil Krishan Aggarwal, MD, a 2011 graduate of the Yale Psychiatry Residency Program, writes in JAMA Network about Dr. James McCune Smith, the first Black person from the United States to earn a medical degree. Dr. Smith has been called the foremost Black intellectual in the 19th-century U.S.Source: JAMA Network
Makerere University and YSM Create Successful Virtual Clinical Elective
In early 2021, six Ugandan senior medical students from Makerere University School of Medicine (MUSM) and five fourth- and fifth-year MD students from Yale School of Medicine (YSM), along with faculty from both schools, participated in a six-week virtual clinical elective.
Yale Health Professional School Educators Share Medical Education Innovations and Research at Annual Med Ed Day
“How can we uphold and help the Yale System be strong and move forward into the next decade?” Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Deputy Dean for Education, Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, asked this question during her keynote remarks at the ninth annual Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day).
Student Research Day Celebrates Students and Mentors
“During your time in medical school, you have learned how to immerse yourselves in a question. You have experienced mentorship and sponsorship, and for many of you your research group or laboratory has become a second home.” The mentorship theme in the remarks of Nancy J. Brown, MD, Jean and David W. Wallace Dean and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, was echoed throughout Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Student Research Day (SRD) on May 18, 2021.
National Study Produces Concerning Findings about Medical Students and Microaggressions
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.
The Rise of Big Data Psychiatry
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.Source: The Wall Street Journal
Bowe Appointed to AAAP Board; Will Chair Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
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).
ERASE Provides Tools for Responding when Patients Mistreat Trainees
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.
“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.