Four Yale School of Medicine Students Spend Week at Oxford Immersed in Medical Humanities
Four Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students recently had the opportunity to study medical humanities at Oxford University. Dervin Cunningham (Class of ’20), Harry Newman-Plotnick (Class of ’22), Tara Torabi (Class of ’20), and Kevin Wang (Class of ’22) were among the 25 students from around the world accepted into this weeklong summer program.
Chelsea Clinton, author Randi Epstein discuss ‘hormones, heroes, hucksters’
“Medicine and health sciences don’t exist in isolation from their broader social, cultural, and political contexts,” said Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, and adjunct assistant professor at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, to Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein, the writer-in-residence for the Yale Program for Humanities in Medicine.Source: YaleNews
COE Op-Ed Writing Workshop Series
Anna Reisman leads a series of writing workshops at the VA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education for Yale medical residents and VA COE nurse practitioner residents. Four or five two-hour seminars per academic year, with ongoing mentoring.Source: Residency Training Program
Global PA Program Graduate Thrived Locally in New Haven
Amy Zhao Li '17 MMSc, went to high school in Oman, lived in Australia, Singapore, China, and the UK, obtained a masters degree from the University of Hong Kong, and worked for the Hong Kong government for nine years, focused on public health epidemiology. She found her Yale PA experience, during which she engaged actively across Yale and New Haven, "intense, fast-paced, and more rewarding than anything I've ever done."
PA Program Thesis Projects Advance Research While Building Student-Faculty Relationships
Data analysis from Michelle Giwerc's, ’17 MMSc, Honors thesis on whether digital breast tomosynthesis mammography reduces the rate of false positives was presented at a conference last fall and has spurred further investigation. Another positive outcome is that the mentorship of her faculty advisor, Liane Philpotts, MD, was a highlight of Giwerc's educational experience at Yale.
Doctor-writer Sobowale participates in Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers' Workshop
Kunmi Sobowale, MD, is a published op-ed writer, whose pieces have recently appeared online in Scientific American and STAT. In November, the third-year Yale Department of Psychiatry resident tried his hand at narrative writing when he participated in the immersive Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers’ Workshop.
Spoken word poet Joshua Bennett to speak at YSM on March 23
Joshua Bennett, a spoken word poet with multiple publications, awards, and performances at such venues as the Sundance Film Festival, the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, and President Obama's Evening of Poetry and Music, will perform at Yale on March 23.
Yale physician's ‘Dr. Plinko’ medical-pricing game to debut during City-Wide Open Studios
In his everyday life, Dr. Adam Berkwitt is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and a pediatric hospitalist at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. But during the weekend of Oct. 15-16, he will take on a new role as “Dr. Bob Barker,” emulating the famed game-show host.
Special Exhibit by Teen Girls with Autism at the Yale Center for British Art's Reopening.
Teen girls with autism create and exhibit art to promote social skills, cognitive flexibility, and express themselves. The class was developed by Kathy Koenig, Director of the Initiative for Girls and Women with Autism at the Yale Child Study Center, and Jaime Ursic, Assistant Curator of Education at the Yale Center for British Art.
YSM graduate named first place winner in Psychiatric Times patient essay contest
Jessica Gold, MD, MS, a Yale School of Medicine graduate and the daughter of Mark Gold, MD, an alumnus of the Yale Psychiatry residency, has been named the first place winner of an essay contest in the journal Psychiatric Times.