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Medical Education Day at Yale - Tuesday June 3, 2014

Enhancing Educator Development and Scholarship
  • Rebecca Liu BS, Serie I. Chen AB, Pinar Oray-Schrom MD

    Longitudinal clinical care experience is a rarely-met need in medical school education. The Wednesday Evening Clinic (WEC) at the Yale New Haven Hospital adult Primary Care Center (PCC) is a student clinic that addresses this need. It aims to: 1) Provide Yale medical students opportunity for a longitudinal clinical outpatient experience; 2) Offer students the opportunity to care for their own patient cohort and function as primary care providers (PCPs); 3) Provide outstanding medical care for an underserved patient population. ...

  • Susan Forster MD, Janet Hafler, EdD

    The project focuses on techniques to improve the small group sessions in the 2nd year Ophthalmology Module. We video taped three faculty members while conducting small group sessions in this year's module and had those faculty view their own videos then reflect on the curriculum and on their own teaching. Major challenges discovered included lack of prep time, student engagement, and quantity of material to be covered. In conclusion, we plan to introduce tools to help seminar leaders including names tags ...

  • Tobias Wasser, MD

    While psychiatric training programs devote a great deal of focus to teaching residents how to assess a patient’s risk of suicide, often there is significantly less attention paid to training how to assess for a patient’s risk of violence. Despite the fact that most individuals with mental illness do not act out violently and the severely mentally ill are significantly more likely to be victims of violent crime than they are to be perpetrators, a significant number of psychiatry residents are the victims of assault by their patients and few are sufficiently trained in violence risk assessment and management. ...

  • William B. Zucconi, DO

    Congenital malformations and their sequelae are frequently encountered in radiology practice. A basic knowledge of clinically relevant embryology is therefore important.  In training, radiology residents must learn to recognize and accurately classify these potentially complex three-dimensional anatomic aberrations across multiple organ systems. In our program, clinical embryology as it relates to abnormal morphogenesis is not a formal component of the residency curriculum. ...

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