PATHS helps students from underrepresented backgrounds realize med school dreams
Nelson Perez Catalan discovered he was interested in pursuing science while working at a student job at the University of Oregon cleaning glass in the labs. He found himself drawn to research around the brain, and thought about pursuing an MD/PhD, but there was no medical school at his university and as a transplant from Chile, he says much of the U.S. college process was mystifying to him. Then he learned about PATHS, or Program to Advance Training in Health and Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.
Countries Denied Access to Medicines and Vaccines They Help Develop
A Yale-led study reveals that new medicines and vaccines approved for use in the United States are often unavailable in countries that hosted their clinical trials, suggesting that the benefits of drug research are not being shared equitably among populations that participate in testing.Source: YaleNews
National Study Produces Concerning Findings about Medical Students and Microaggressions
Microaggressions are a common experience for medical students and are associated with a positive screening for depression, lower medical school satisfaction, and a higher risk of contemplating transfer or withdrawal from medical school.
Through F-1 Doctors, Yale’s doctors in training make it easier for international students to attend U.S. medical schools
Rachel Jaber Chehayeb wanted to stay in the U.S. to attend medical school after graduating from Yale College, but she knew it would be difficult. As a Lebanese citizen, she would have to navigate visa requirements and loans without nearby family or a ready support network. “I only knew of one person who had done it,” said Chehayeb, a first-year medical student at Yale School of Medicine. “There was not a community of international medical students.”
Support the Diversity You’ve Got: Lessons from the Yale Pediatrics Residency Program
A recent study comparing medical school applicants and enrollees to an age-matched U.S. population from 2002-2017 found that there were no statistically significant trends toward increased representation of minoritized people attending medical school. In fact, the study in JAMA Network Open found that by 2017, Hispanic enrollees were underrepresented by nearly 70%, Black males by nearly 60%, and Black females by nearly 40%.
Jennifer Tsai, MD Receives 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Award
Jennifer Tsai is a physician, writer, educator, and advocate. Using activism and disruptive pedagogy, she seeks to rethink and advance health and climate justice, expand social medicine praxis, and support equity across health systems. She is an Emergency Medicine doctor in New Haven, Connecticut, with professional experience in basic science, healthcare consulting, journalism, and humanities research.Source: National Minority Quality Forum
We Must Support Each Other & Take Action
Dear Colleagues: It is with much sadness that we send this message. We are dismayed that hate crimes continue to be a problem in our country. While the senseless murders in Atlanta have not yet been ruled a hate crime by law enforcement, six of the eight victims were of Asian descent.
Rallying Resources Around DNA Repair Research
When it comes to unlocking the secrets of DNA repair, Yale Cancer Center has an armamentarium at work. In the last two years, Yale’s team has made significant advances in targeting the BRCA-dependent DNA repair axis for cancer therapy and determined that both BRCA1 and BRCA2 protein are involved in DNA repair, but they have fundamentally different mechanisms.
Diverse Junior Scientists Display Their Talents and Learn to Navigate Academia
The fellows largely represented communities that have been historically unrepresented in the field of medical research, including those from ethnic and racial minorities, those with disabilities, those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, women, or those who identify as LGBTQI+.