How COVID-19 is transforming the ways we work
In early March, the Tietjen Lab offices on Amistad Street and Cedar Street were closed amid the COVID-19 lockdown, and the staff of 10 people began working from home. Greg Tietjen, PhD, assistant professor of surgery (transplant), bridges the disciplines of biophysics, bioengineering, and..
PA Online course weathers the pandemic
In March 2020, COVID-19 led Yale University to close the campus and forced the Yale School of Medicine MD and Physician Associate (PA) programs to shift to online didactic classes and pause clinical rotations. With COVID-19 continuing to prevent many in-person learning experiences, the PA and MD..
Behind the scenes at “Diagnosis”
Twice a month, the “Diagnosis” column appears in The New York Times Magazine. In 1,300 words, Lisa Sanders, MD ’97, HS ’00, associate professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), untangles a case that has had doctors scratching their heads as they sort through a patient’s symptoms for..
Schoolchildren shaped by teachers’ biases
A study co-authored by Yale sociologist Grace Kao, PhD, concludes that first grade teachers’ racial and gender biases about the abilities of their students affects how those students perform academically, as well as how those students view themselves and their abilities. Kao’s study was published..
When one career isn't enough
For some MDs, a commitment to medicine extends beyond the exam room or the lab bench. “I often advise students that the first career they choose isn’t necessarily what they’re going to be doing forever,” said Lisa Ide, MD ’89, MPH, the chief medical officer of Zipnosis, a virtual health care..
A complex but enduring partnership
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) in the 21st century is rightly considered a world-class institution, while the city that surrounds it is equally renowned for the excellence of its hospitals and biotechnology companies. Today, the relationship between YSM and New Haven is strong, but it wasn’t..
Medical Education continues in face of COVID-19
For more than a week after March 10, when the university asked students to stay home after the spring break, Michael Schwartz, PhD, was working 14-hour days and on weekends, scrambling to adjust medical education to the novel coronavirus pandemic. As associate dean for curriculum, he has been..
Honing clinical skills with ultrasound
In January 2019, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) completed a renovation project that included 14 new clinical training rooms equipped with ultrasound tablet devices. This technology did not exist in the former practice space and its addition has already had positive results for medical education.
Maddy O’Neal held a shiny titanium screw in her hand while studying a computer model of the device on the screen in front of her, looking for potential weaknesses once the screw is put in someone’s body to repair a broken hip. “There are lots of ways these can fail,” says O’Neal, a senior..