MD Students who Taught Middle School Suggest K-12 Teaching Strategies for Med Ed
“It is a universal feeling—realizing your students do not understand the lesson you spent hours preparing. As former middle school science teachers and current medical students, we have experienced this frustration from both sides.” This is how fourth-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD student Marina Gaeta Gazzola and second-year MD student Madisen Swallow begin their perspective piece, Middle school meets MedEd: Five K-12 teaching strategies medical educators should know, recently published in the journal Medical Teacher. Thilan Wijesekera, MD, MHS, assistant professor and Teaching and Learning Center associate for clinical reasoning educator development, also contributed to the article.
TLC Announces New Name for the SP Program: Simulated Participant Program
As the recently updated TLC SP Program webpage explains, “Our new name is an accurate expression of the varied roles our SPs are trained to portray, as well as our commitment to serve the diverse needs of our clients and to advance research in education and training using human simulation pedagogy.”
Boatright Named YSM Teaching and Learning Center Faculty Associate for DEI Educator Development
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Dowin Boatright, MD, MBA, MHS, took on an additional role on July 1, 2021— YSM Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) faculty associate for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) educator development.
Yale Health Professional School Educators Share Medical Education Innovations and Research at Annual Med Ed Day
“How can we uphold and help the Yale System be strong and move forward into the next decade?” Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Deputy Dean for Education, Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, asked this question during her keynote remarks at the ninth annual Medical Education Day at Yale (Med Ed Day).
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
Two YSM Students Advocate for Teaching "How to Learn" in Preclinical Education
“Medical students today face the unique challenge of having to learn an unprecedented amount of medical information in an increasingly limited amount of time. Medical texts and review books for high-stakes certification examinations increase in length every year.
Yale Health Professional Schools Gather Virtually for Annual Med Ed Day Conference
Because of COVID-19, the YSM Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) converted its annual Med Ed Day conference to a virtual format. The day showcases and celebrates the innovation and excellence of medical education and its research and scholarship throughout the Yale health professional school community.
YSM Creates Memorable Virtual Ceremony to Celebrate 113 MD Degree Recipients
On May 18, the 113 graduates of the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD Class of 2020 were celebrated in an hour-long virtual Commencement ceremony, an event that reflected tremendous collaboration among YSM students, faculty, and staff.