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.
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.
Yale PA Online Students Provide College Students with Guidance to Mark National PA Week
In what has become a tradition, Yale School of Medicine Physician Assistant (PA) Online students marked National PA Week in October by engaging with college students. This year the visits were virtual because of COVID-19. Providing guidance about PA school—including the application process—and information about the role of PAs led the Yale PA Online students to reflect on their own paths to PA school.
White Coats Are Presented to "Historic" Physician Associate Class of 2022
“The White Coat Ceremony is a milestone in your professional formation. It marks the point in time when you take your first steps towards becoming a clinician. We needed to physically bring you together in one place to mark that occasion.”
Yale School of Medicine's First PA Online Program Class Celebrates Graduation
Yale University will experience a first on Commencement Day 2020, beyond its first virtual ceremony: it will be conferring Master of Medical Science degrees to the inaugural class of Yale School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Online Program (Yale PA Online), Yale’s first degree-granting program that blends online and in-person learning.
Yale PA Online Students Gain Skills Through Early Clinical Experiences
Three months into their didactic year, students in the Yale PA Online Program begin their CEED experience, spending at least four to six hours a week in a health care clinic in their community under the supervision and mentorship of a preceptor. The students acquire 120 hours or more of direct patient care experience, which enables them to apply their classroom learning and gain important interdisciplinary experience.Source: Yale PA Online Website
Physician Associate Program Celebrates its 48th Graduation
In her welcoming remarks, PA Program director Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C, praised the significant transformation and growth of each member of the class in this short time frame, noting she now viewed them as colleagues. She told the students that each of them would find a copy of their personal statement from their admissions application in the envelope they would receive with their diploma, to remind them of how far they have come.
National Exhibit Celebrating the PA Profession Travels to Yale
Surprising to some, the PA profession is only 50 years old. To mark this milestone, the Physician Assistant History Society and the National Library of Medicine have worked together on a joint project: “Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care,” a traveling banner and online exhibition. Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is hosting the banner exhibit from November 4 – December 20, 2019, in the entry area of the Cushing Whitney Medical Library (CWML).
"Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care," A Banner Exhibit at the Medical Library Through Dec. 20
The exhibit, celebrating five decades of the PA profession, has been traveling across the country since 2017, and will continue traveling until 2021. It is at the John Hay Whitney/Harvey Cushing Medical Library through December 20.
PA Online Students Travel to Yale Campus for Hands-on Training
Yale’s PA Online students spend the majority of their 28-month program in their home communities, which span from Maine to Hawaii. At the end of their didactic year, however, they gather in New Haven for what is known as an “Immersion Week”: five days steeped in hands-on training on the Yale campus.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Innovative Interprofessional Education for all Yale Medical, Physician Associate, and Nursing Students
For the past three years, every first-year MD, Physician Associate (PA), and Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) student has participated in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) course. ILCE occurs each year over 16 weeks from September through April.
Yale PA Online Class of 2021: White Coat Ceremony
Fifty-seven white coats hung neatly on a rack on the stage in Battell Chapel on the Yale University campus. Sun shone through the chapel’s stained glass windows and the buzz of conversation among guests filled the large space in anticipation of the March 15, 2019 White Coat Ceremony for the second cohort of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online program students. At 2:00 pm, the room grew silent as Yale PA Online program director James Van Rhee MS, PA-C welcomed everyone to the gathering, including many proud and supportive family members and friends.Source: Yale PA Online Website
Screening of "The Providers," a Documentary on Rural Health Care, on Wednesday Evening, March 6
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, THE PROVIDERS follows three "country doctors" in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. Admission to the screening and the panel discussion that follows is free.Source: Yale Calendar of Events
Vaccine Expert Named First Director of Yale Institute for Global Health
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Omer is currently the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.