YSM Students Advance COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts with Innovative Community-academic Partnerships and Advocacy
Yale School of Medicine students, in collaboration with a diverse set of other students and community members, are playing a significant role in the vaccination campaign in New Haven, in Connecticut, and nationally.
Yale School of Medicine Is in the Top Ten in Latest U.S. News Rankings
The latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report place Yale School of Medicine at number 10 among the best medical schools in the nation for research, based on measures that include strong NIH funding and reputation among professional peers.
91 MD Students Celebrate Match Day
“Unbelievable,” is how MD-PhD Deputy Director Fred Gorelick, MD, Henry J. and Joan W. Binder Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and professor of cell biology, described the impressive match list for the 91 students in the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD Class of 2021.
White Coat Ceremony Marks Transition to Clinical Practice for 81 YSM PA Online Students
“This video shows the support involved in your education.” Associate Professor James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C, director of Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Physician Assistant Online (Yale PA Online) Program, made this remark during the March 12, 2021 White Coat Ceremony for the PA Online Class of 2023, the program’s fourth cohort.
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.
28th Hunger & Homelessness Auction Is a Virtual Success
A two-hour scenic flight over Manhattan. Dinner for six with Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Dean Nancy Brown, MD. A night of bowling for seven with Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten Vermund, MD, PhD. These are just a few of the highly sought-after items auctioned off at the 28th Annual YSM Hunger & Homelessness Auction (H&H Auction) on the evening of February 24, 2021.
MD-PhD Student Eric Song Receives Prestigious Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Eric Song, a fifth-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD-PhD student, is one of the recipients of the 2021 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement during graduate studies in the biological sciences. The awardees are selected based on the quality, originality, and scientific significance of their research, as well as to represent a diverse range of research topics.
Yale PA Online Student Anna Vignola Receives First Place in Yale-UCL Poetry Competition
So begins the judges’ description of Anna Vignola’s poem, After Closing the Cadaver, which received first place in the Yale-UCL Poetry Competition in the category for students of medicine and allied disciplines.
First-year Yale PA Online Students Apply Coursework in Clinical Settings
These opportunities took place through the Yale PA Online Program’s Clinical Experience in Early Didactic (CEED) program. During the didactic year, through CEED, each student typically obtains at least 120 hours of direct patient care experience in a clinical setting in their community, under the supervision and mentorship of a preceptor.
Two YSM Faculty Receive International Cytokine & Interferon Society Young Investigator Awards
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Assistant Professors of Immunobiology Carrie Lucas, PhD, and Aaron Ring, MD, PhD, recently received Young Investigator Awards from the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS).
“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.
Women: Coronavirus Vaccines Won’t Make You Infertile
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a disproportionate toll on women’s careers, finances and home lives. Although the vaccines may represent a solution, as scientists studying coronavirus infection and immune responses in women, we are now hearing from young women who say they might skip the shots out of fear for their fertility or nursing child. We are concerned about how inaccurate, extreme and widespread these theories have become, because getting vaccinated is the best way for women to protect themselves and their families.Source: The New York Times
YSM Students Play Key Roles in the Creation of National Resources for First-generation and Low-income Medical Students
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students have led the effort, on campus and nationally, to advocate for first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students in medicine, creating organizations and developing resources to help students access and navigate medical school. This includes working to end the default perception that FGLI students are high-risk in medical school, and replace it with the recognition that their diverse perspectives significantly enhance medical education and will improve how health care is delivered.