Is the physician-scientist an endangered species?
One of the challenges of interviewing Danny Balkin is that he keeps asking the questions—about the writing process, the state of journalism, and the quality of frozen yogurt purveyors in New Haven. If there is such a thing as a born investigator, Balkin is one.
Eight decades of the Yale System
Ever since its implementation in the 1920s, the Yale System of medical education has been the point of common reference for alumni of the School of Medicine. Ralph I. Horwitz, M.D., chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, touched on its enduring qualities when he addressed faculty recently about the education-review process now under way. “I have not been able to find two people able to agree on exactly what the Yale System is, but there is a strong consensus on the essentials,” he said.