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Spring TLC Events: Med Ed Day & Med Ed Discussion Group

March 22, 2022

Medical Education Day at Yale: Rescheduled to June 9

Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day) has been rescheduled to Thursday, June 9 to accommodate a service to celebrate Ayaska Fernando’s life that will be held at the New Haven Lawn Club at 1:30 pm on June 2.

Ayaska was a cherished member of not only the Yale community, but the Medical Education community, where many got to know him through his director of admissions role.

The Med Ed Day keynote address at noon, by Karen Hauer, MD, PhD, associate dean for competency assessment and professional standards, University of California, San Francisco, is Competency Based Medical Education: UCSF’s Journey to Improve Learning and Assessment.

Please watch for updates on the Med Ed Day program of events—including how to register— on the Med Ed Day website, in the weekly YSM Events newsletter, and via email. Med Ed Day will be virtual.

Medical Education Discussion Group (MEDG) Series

All the MEDG events are virtual. If you are not already on the TLC email list and are interested in attending a session, please email

Thursday, March 24 (12:00 – 1:00 pm)

(Co-hosted by the Section of General Internal Medicine)

DEI Workshop – Part 3: Practical Tips to Address Bias and Discrimination in the Workplace

Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; TLC Faculty Associate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Educator Development

Aba Black, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, General Medicine; Associate Program Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Thursday, April 28 (12:00 – 1:00 pm)

(Co-hosted by the Section of General Internal Medicine)

Teaching Evidence-Based, Relationship-Centered Communication Skills

This session will address training in effective communications skills across the health care continuum to ensure that all participants have a shared mental model, vocabulary, and skills.

Auguste Fortin VI, MD, MPH, MACP

Professor of Medicine

Tara Sanft, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Thursday, May 19 (12:00 – 1:00 pm)

Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS

Deputy Dean for Education and Harold W. Jockers Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Topic: To be announced.

Submitted by Abigail Roth on March 22, 2022