Photo essay: Faces of the Pandemic
Faces of the Pandemic is an ongoing portrait photography project documenting the experiences of essential health care workers throughout the pandemic—an unprecedented time for Yale’s medical community, the nation, and the world. It is meant to show appreciation for these individuals and provide..
Upholding the white coat tradition
Two groups of new YSM students—the MD and the PA classes that entered in August 2020—started their medical studies by observing social distancing procedures for the traditional white coat ceremonies. The 100 MD candidates sat outside under a broad white tent six feet apart outside Harkness..
Beaumont Medical Club celebrates centennial
The fires of World War I and the revolutions it sparked were still burning across Europe when a group of leaders at Yale School of Medicine gathered one December day in 1920. Just two months after Soviet forces were turned back from Warsaw, the School of Medicine’s faculty, including Dean Milton..
History of the present
Kirsten Scharer, a first-year nursing student, is studying how family practitioners are adapting to telehealth technology during the coronavirus pandemic. Medical student Isaiah Thomas is looking for parallels to our times in post-apocalyptic episodes of the Cold War-era television show The..
Hacking solitude, one device at a time
After COVID-19 struck, elderly patients at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven were making difficult decisions about accessing care and trying to stay infection-free at the same time. A group of Yale undergraduates decided to do something about it.
Gaming the system
Most students hoping to enter medical school view organic chemistry, colloquially called “orgo,” with apprehension and fear; failure to excel in the course means risking one’s chances of admission to a good institution. Failure to pass the course means dooming one’s dreams of becoming a doctor..
Changing of the guard
From a diversity perspective, the future is now when it comes to the student body of the School of Medicine. At Yale’s White Coat Ceremony on August 12, it was impossible not to witness progress in a class that is anything but homogeneous as members of the Class of 2023 pulled on their symbolic..