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MSH-Med Ed Degree: Alumni

The first cohort of MHS Medical Education Pathway Degree students graduated in December 2018. An alphabetical alumni list, with their graduation date, thesis title and link to their Yale profile can be found below.

Samantha Ahle, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: December 2018

Thesis Title: Understanding Resident Performance: An Exploration of Entrustment and Assessment

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Lilanthi Balasuriya, MD, MMS, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2021

Thesis Title: Teaching Psychiatry Residents to Understand and Respond to Oppression Through the Development of The Human Experience Track

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Aba Black, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2019

Thesis Title: Hidden Costs: Understanding the Workplace Experiences of Underrepresented Minority Residents

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Bryan Brown, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2021

Thesis Title: Animation as an Educational Modality in the Health Professions: Towards Best Practices of Development and Implementation

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Scott Casper, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2020

Thesis Title: Training Emergency Department Residents in the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage: A Comparison of Two Pedagogical Approaches

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Heather Dahlquist, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2021

Thesis Title: Ready for Residency? Effect of an EPA-Based Curriculum on Pediatric Sub-Intern Entrustment Scores

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Jeffrey Dewey, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2020

Thesis Title: Characterizing the Thriving Neurology Resident Through Appreciative Inquiry

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Dana Dunne, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2020

Thesis Title: Faculty Development for Undergraduate Core EPAs: Effect of Brief Video Intervention for Front Line Faculty and Reliability Analysis of WBA

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Mollie Freedman-Weiss, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: December 2020

Thesis Title: Surgery Residents as Educators: Curriculum Design, Implementation, and Assessment in a General Surgery Residency Program

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Katie Gielissen, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: December 2018

Thesis Title: Can Communication be Simulated? The Use of Two High-Fidelity Simulation Scenarios to Assess Undergraduate Entrustable Professional Activities

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Tanya Murtha, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2020

Thesis Title: Resilience Curriculum Improves Pediatric Trainee Skills in Delivery of Difficult News

No longer at Yale

Kevin Pei, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2019

Thesis Title: Workplace Bullying Among US Surgeons

No longer at Yale

Uma Phatak, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2021

Thesis Title: Assessment of Feedback Culture Experienced by Trainees in the Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine

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Julie Reardon, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2021

Thesis Title: Reflect and Reorient: Design and Acceptability of a Mental and Behavioral Health Curriculum for Pediatric Subspecialty Trainees

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Sara Schaeffer, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2019

Thesis Title: Design and Implementation of an Online Curriculum in Movement Disorders for Neurology Housestaff

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Thilan Wijesekera, MD, MHS

Graduation Date: December 2018

Thesis Title: Collaboration and Evaluation: A Study of the Diagnostic Process of Physicians

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Erin White-Pallett, MD, MBS, MHS

Graduation Date: May 2021

Thesis Title: Informed Consent as an Entrustable Professional Activity: Attending Factors that Affect Entrustment and Clinical Teaching for Surgical Trainees

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