Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine August 2020: "Focus: Medical Education"
As medical knowledge grows and evolves, so do the methods by which it is taught to the next generation of doctors and nurses. New technologies, methods, and perspectives offer exciting opportunities to improve medical education, whether in the traditional classroom setting or online via remote learning. Original cover design by Peter Harris.Source: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
From Generation to Generation
“We learned about kindness by watching our coaches with patients. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you have made us better physicians.” Nathaniel Bachtel ’22 shared these thoughts at a December 5, 2019 gathering to recognize the 56 coaches and 104 Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students, who recently had completed their Medical Coach Experience (MCE) course prior to starting their clerkship year.
MHS-Med Ed Pathway Degree Program: Applications Are Open Through Jan. 6, 2020
This is a two-year program that features an education research project and provides a comprehensive curriculum for individuals interested in developing a career in the field of medical education.Source: Teaching and Learning Center
YSM Team Studies Advocacy Curricula in Graduate Medical Education
Research demonstrates that about 80% of variation in health outcomes is determined by socioeconomic and environmental conditions–such as access to health care, affordable housing, and clean air - rather than direct clinical care. Should doctors therefore receive advocacy training during residency, to provide them with the skill set needed to influence the laws, policies, and programs that can cause or remedy such conditions?
Yale's Medical Education Community Celebrates Its Achievements
On May 16, 2019, more than 200 people gathered for the seventh annual Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day): Enhancing Educator Development, the event’s largest audience to date, demonstrating that Med Ed Day has become an established tradition for Yale’s active and expanding medical education community.
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.
Janet Hafler Receives Distinguished Educator Award
Janet Hafler, EdD, director of the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center and associate dean for educational scholarship, received the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) Distinguished Educator Award on April 4, 2019. The award was conferred during the NEGEA Annual Conference, held at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The NEGEA is one of four regional groups of the AAMC's Group on Educational Affairs.
At Medical Education Day, Enhancing Educator Development and Scholarship
Kelley M. Skeff, M.D., Ph.D., warned his audience in The Anlyan Center auditorium not to nod off as the lights dimmed over his PowerPoint. “I’m very good at picking up cervical dislocation,” he joked, referring to the possibility of nodding heads.Source: Yale Medicine Magazine
Writers’ Workshop celebrates 10 years
Disease is the stuff of most internal medicine grand rounds. But for the 10-year anniversary of the Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers’ Workshop, the doctors heard a folk tale. To explain her own journey into the writing life, keynote speaker Pauline Chen, M.D., HS ’98, a transplant surgeon and writer, narrated a Japanese legend her father used to tell her at bedtime.
"The Whole World In Their Hands: iPad Experiences From Three Medical Schools:" Michael Schwartz to participate in Apple seminar
Apple in Education webinar on Tuesday, December 18: UC Irvine School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College present their lessons learned and best practices from each of their medical student 1:1 iPad programs.Source: Apple EdSeminars
All About Happiness: Definition, Health Effects, and How to Be Happier Every Day
What leads to happiness? Every year, lists like the WHR attempt to measure and quantify happiness. (It’s a collaborative effort of universities, research groups, and Gallup World Poll data.) “When people talk about happiness, they’re usually talking about their overall well-being,” says Robin Stern, PhD, a psychoanalyst and the associate director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence in New Haven, Connecticut. Emotions like joy and excitement can contribute to well-being, she says, but so do broader feelings of fulfillment, contentment, and achievement.Source: Everyday Health
Self-Awareness: The Secret to Making Sound Decisions
Emotions are information that can guide us to make better-informed decisions. However, emotions also can unconsciously cloud our thinking and our ability to make good choices. Self-awareness of our emotions can help our decision making process.Source: Medium