Yale School of Medicine's First PA Online Program Class Celebrates Graduation
Yale University will experience a first on Commencement Day 2020, beyond its first virtual ceremony: it will be conferring Master of Medical Science degrees to the inaugural class of Yale School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Online Program (Yale PA Online), Yale’s first degree-granting program that blends online and in-person learning.
Yale PA Online Students Gain Skills Through Early Clinical Experiences
Three months into their didactic year, students in the Yale PA Online Program begin their CEED experience, spending at least four to six hours a week in a health care clinic in their community under the supervision and mentorship of a preceptor. The students acquire 120 hours or more of direct patient care experience, which enables them to apply their classroom learning and gain important interdisciplinary experience.Source: Yale PA Online Website
Physician Associate Program Celebrates its 48th Graduation
In her welcoming remarks, PA Program director Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C, praised the significant transformation and growth of each member of the class in this short time frame, noting she now viewed them as colleagues. She told the students that each of them would find a copy of their personal statement from their admissions application in the envelope they would receive with their diploma, to remind them of how far they have come.
National Exhibit Celebrating the PA Profession Travels to Yale
Surprising to some, the PA profession is only 50 years old. To mark this milestone, the Physician Assistant History Society and the National Library of Medicine have worked together on a joint project: “Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care,” a traveling banner and online exhibition. Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is hosting the banner exhibit from November 4 – December 20, 2019, in the entry area of the Cushing Whitney Medical Library (CWML).
"Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care," A Banner Exhibit at the Medical Library Through Dec. 20
The exhibit, celebrating five decades of the PA profession, has been traveling across the country since 2017, and will continue traveling until 2021. It is at the John Hay Whitney/Harvey Cushing Medical Library through December 20.
PA Online Students Travel to Yale Campus for Hands-on Training
Yale’s PA Online students spend the majority of their 28-month program in their home communities, which span from Maine to Hawaii. At the end of their didactic year, however, they gather in New Haven for what is known as an “Immersion Week”: five days steeped in hands-on training on the Yale campus.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Innovative Interprofessional Education for all Yale Medical, Physician Associate, and Nursing Students
For the past three years, every first-year MD, Physician Associate (PA), and Graduate Entry Pre-specialty in Nursing (GEPN) student has participated in the Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE) course. ILCE occurs each year over 16 weeks from September through April.
Yale PA Online Class of 2021: White Coat Ceremony
Fifty-seven white coats hung neatly on a rack on the stage in Battell Chapel on the Yale University campus. Sun shone through the chapel’s stained glass windows and the buzz of conversation among guests filled the large space in anticipation of the March 15, 2019 White Coat Ceremony for the second cohort of Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online program students. At 2:00 pm, the room grew silent as Yale PA Online program director James Van Rhee MS, PA-C welcomed everyone to the gathering, including many proud and supportive family members and friends.Source: Yale PA Online Website
Screening of "The Providers," a Documentary on Rural Health Care, on Wednesday Evening, March 6
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, THE PROVIDERS follows three "country doctors" in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. Admission to the screening and the panel discussion that follows is free.Source: Yale Calendar of Events
Vaccine Expert Named First Director of Yale Institute for Global Health
Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, has been named the inaugural director of the Yale Institute for Global Health (YIGH). Omer is currently the William H. Foege Professor of Global Health, Epidemiology, and Pediatrics at Emory University’s Schools of Public Health and Medicine.
Yale School of Medicine's Physician Associate Program Graduates Its 47th Class
“You came to us as novices and you leave us as colleagues. Well done and congratulations.” Assistant Professor and PA Program Director Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C, shared these sentiments with Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Class of 2018, during their Commencement ceremony on December 10, 2018. Family, faculty, and friends gathered in Yale’s Woolsey Hall to honor and celebrate the 36 members of Yale’s 47th class to graduate from the school’s PA Program. The graduation is not aligned with the university’s May Commencement ceremony, because the PA Program, which matriculates a new class each August, lasts 28 months.
Medical, Nursing, and PA students attend 18th annual Power Day
Over 240 advanced practice nursing students, physician associate program students, and third-year medical students filled Harkness Auditorium at the end of November to discuss power and control in health care relationships and the role that caregivers play in making structural changes that affect patient health outcomes. In addition, the attendees witnessed classmates and residents honored for modeling the responsible use of power and patient advocacy and heard experts discuss issues affecting the medical community as part of the 18th annual Power Day.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Physician Associate Class of 2020 Receives White Coats - and Advice
“With a white coat comes great responsibility. You will be impacting the lives of your fellow human beings.” Lieutenant Commander Benjamin Olmedo ’11, PA-C, shared this insight with the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Associate (PA) Class of 2020, at their White Coat Ceremony on September 7.
YSM PA Classes of 1988 and 1998 Gather at Yale for Reunions
Although over 1,200 students have graduated from the Yale Physician Associate (PA) Program since 1973, until recently, no class had held a formal reunion on the Yale campus. The classes of 1988 and 1998 changed this trend, when both decided, coincidentally, to gather on campus in August.
Yale PA Student Honored as a Paul Ambrose Scholar Aims to Improve Public Health Locally
While the incidence of HIV in the United States generally has declined significantly over the last 15 years, the incidence in African American and Hispanic men who have sex with other men has seen an increase of up to 80%.