Teaching is Much of What Drives Dr. Mellisa Pensa to Practice Medicine
Since 2018, Mellisa Pensa, MD, MPH, has been a family physician at Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC). From July 2019 until the summer of 2022, Pensa served as an ambulatory site director for the Yale Internal Medicine Residency Program, overseeing the outpatient continuity experience for 12 Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Internal Medicine residents.
Richard Moscarelli, MD, Lauded as a Champion for Medical Education
“He is kind of a rock star.” This is how Assistant Professor Courtney Fankhanel, MMSc, PA-C, describes Richard Moscarelli, MD, a clinical assistant professor and member of a strong cadre of voluntary faculty in the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences. Moscarelli is a physician with the Greater New Haven OB/GYN practice, who has precepted YSM Physician Associate (PA) students in their OB/GYN rotation for the past decade.
The Human Touch in Teaching
During Capstone, the final course of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD curriculum, students were asked to name the faculty member who had the biggest impact on them. When the results were displayed in a Word Cloud, Joseph DeMayo, MD, MPH, was one of the names appearing in a large font, reflecting that multiple students had chosen him. DeMayo is a retired geriatrician who has taught in the Clinical Skills (CS) and Medical Coach Experience (MCE) courses as volunteer faculty for almost ten years.
Cynthia Mann, MD '76, Reflects on Decades of Precepting YSM Students and Residents
“Over the four decades of my practice, I have loved meeting students from all backgrounds, many of whom brought their own life lessons and perspectives,” states pediatrician Cynthia Mann, MD, a long-time preceptor for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students and residents.
For Two Decades, Richard Breier, MD, Has Mentored YSM Students in Primary Care
“Yale medical students are incredible. They are so intelligent and so enthusiastic. It is such a pleasure to precept them,” states Richard Breier, MD, who has precepted Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students for the past 20 years.
For Three Decades, Sujata Prasad, MD, Has Enjoyed Giving Back By Precepting for YSM
“By teaching I learn too, since if I am going to impart knowledge to others I must be versed in the field.” This is one of the reasons Sujata Prasad, MD, loves her role as a preceptor for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students and residents.