Surgeons at Yale reform residency training
Surgical residencies have long been training grounds for the culture and workplace habits that can lead to physician burnout. In recent years, programs across graduate medical education, including surgery, have attempted to reverse the century-old culture of cutthroat competition, self-deprivation, and personal sacrifice that have been their hallmarks.
In Kampala, School of Medicine students and residents train alongside Ugandan surgeons
YSM students and residents traveled to Mulago Hospital in February for a week-long project that included two full days of travel in addition to the three-day workshop that covered operative dissection and use of ultrasound in a trauma setting. Their team was the latest from Yale to travel to Kampala since 2006, when the Department of Medicine and the medical faculty at Makarere University launched their collaboration on clinical care and training.
The Many Worlds of Nozipo Maraire
When Nozipo Maraire returns to Zimbabwe next year, she will be one of seven neurosurgeons in a nation of 11 million people and quite possibly the first black female neurosurgeon on the African continent. She goes home after seven years of training at Yale and one critically acclaimed novel.