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.
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?
Point-of-care Ultrasound's Global Potential
Yale School of Medicine (YSM) faculty, residents, and students are engaged with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) initiatives far from the Yale campus, such as in Chile, the Dominican Republic, Rwanda, and Uganda. With its portability and immediacy, POCUS is a powerful diagnostic tool, which also can enhance medical education, both on campus, and worldwide.
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.
Yale PA Online Innovates with Virtual Standardized Patient Exercise
n January 2019, a patient told a Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Physician Assistant (PA) Online student that if her pregnancy test was positive, she “would feel overwhelmed” and that she “was at capacity with three kids.” After letting the patient know that she was in her first trimester of pregnancy, the student assured the patient that there were several options, which she wanted to walk the patient through, so that the patient would have all the tools she needed to make an informed decision. The student paused often as she described the alternatives, trying to offer comforting words in reaction to the patient’s obvious emotional distress, and reassuring the patient she had time before she had to make a decision.Source: Yale PA Online website
Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C Presents at the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center's Monthly Medical Education Discussion Group Series
Yale Physician Associate Program Director Alexandria Garino, PhD, PA-C led an interactive presentation “Exploring Feedback from the Students Perspective” to a large audience comprised of members of the Yale medical education community on Thursday, February 28th.