Preparing for a New Beginning
Cardiac arrythmias. Managing your personal finances during residency. What do we owe our patients? Graduate oath. These are a small sample of the topics discussed in the MD Class of 2022 Capstone course, which ran from March 14 through April 1, and is a graduation requirement. The variety of subjects in the experiential course reflects its holistic approach, intended as a mix of practical clinical information students should know before starting their residencies, life skills, philosophical discussions about the practice of medicine, and reconnecting students before graduation.
Celebrating the Art, Poetry, and Prose of Yale Health Profession Students
A virtual celebration of poetry, prose, and art, which Yale MD, physician assistant (PA) online, physician associate, nursing, and public health students created, took place on May 5, at the annual Program for Humanities in Medicine (PHM) Health Professions Students' Creative Medical Writing & Art Contest.
Three Classes Celebrate at Inaugural YSM PA Online Commencement Ceremony
Nearly 90 members of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online Program Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022—and hundreds of family and friends—gathered on May 6 in Woolsey Hall to celebrate at the program’s first graduation ceremony.
Honoring the Memory of Kristen Cushing, Who Personified Altruism
Kristen Joy Cushing embodied service leadership and was dedicated to providing health care to underserved individuals. Kristen, who graduated from the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Program in 2002, was an engaged and beloved member of the greater New Haven community for over two decades. She died on October 18, 2021, from a cerebral aneurysm with her family by her side.
MD Students who Taught Middle School Suggest K-12 Teaching Strategies for Med Ed
“It is a universal feeling—realizing your students do not understand the lesson you spent hours preparing. As former middle school science teachers and current medical students, we have experienced this frustration from both sides.” This is how fourth-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD student Marina Gaeta Gazzola and second-year MD student Madisen Swallow begin their perspective piece, Middle school meets MedEd: Five K-12 teaching strategies medical educators should know, recently published in the journal Medical Teacher. Thilan Wijesekera, MD, MHS, assistant professor and Teaching and Learning Center associate for clinical reasoning educator development, also contributed to the article.
Participants From Two Pipeline Programs Visit YSM for Conference
Almost 70 undergraduates, postgrads, and advisors to students considering health and science careers visited Yale School of Medicine (YSM) for two days in early April, as part of two YSM pipeline programs that had been virtual since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
YJBM's March 2022 Issue on "The Science of Stress" Has Been Published on PubMed Central
Stress is a major risk factor for mental and physical health problems, from anxiety and depression to heart disease—and YJBM presents articles that showcase the multi-faceted ways that stress impacts our lives.
Yale PA Online Students on Campus for Immersion Week
“I am so glad to be together this time.” James Van Rhee, MS, PA-C, program director of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online Program, stated in his opening remarks at the March 18, 2022 White Coat Ceremony for the 80 members of the PA Online Class of 2024.
TLC Announces New Name for the SP Program: Simulated Participant Program
As the recently updated TLC SP Program webpage explains, “Our new name is an accurate expression of the varied roles our SPs are trained to portray, as well as our commitment to serve the diverse needs of our clients and to advance research in education and training using human simulation pedagogy.”
Underrepresented Med Students More Likely to Experience Exhaustion-related Burnout
A new study from Yale School of Medicine examines burnout among medical students who are underrepresented in medicine (URiM). Appearing in the Feb. 23 issue of JAMA Network Open, the study is one of the first to delve into two specific types of burnout — burnout associated with disengagement and exhaustion-related burnout. The researchers, led by Jamieson O’Marr, MS, and Shin Mei Chan, BS, found that URIM medical students were at greatest risk for experiencing exhaustion-related burnout, but were at lower risk of feeling disengaged from the medical profession when compared to their peers.
Dr. Alfred Tauber Donates Medical Ethics Book Collection to YSM's Program for Biomedical Ethics
A collection of over 250 medical ethics books is now available to members of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) community, because of a generous donation that Alfred Tauber, MD, made to YSM’s Program for Biomedical Ethics (PBE).