The 2016-2017 Medical Student Council Perspectives on Medicine Series

Perspectives on Medicine brings a variety of speakers to the School of Medicine for talks on medical education, clinical medicine, public health, biomedical research and the state of the school. Past speakers have included former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, M.D., pediatric neurosurgeon Benjamin S. Carson, M.D., and medical school Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D. Topics range from the impact of the 80-hour work week for residents to the status of women in medicine to race-based disparities in health care.

Meetings are open to the Yale and medical center community and are held in Hope 110 (except the 9/17/15 talk), 315 Cedar St., from 12 to 1 p.m. Lunch is served at 12 p.m., and presentations begin ten minutes later.

September 8, 2016

The Past Year in Admissions

Richard A. Silverman

Director of Admissions

October 6, 2016

Medical Education in Syria - Challenges & Prospects

Mahmoud Hariri, MD

Senior Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Visiting Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Scientific Vice Dean, Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine

November 10, 2016

State of the School

Robert J. Alpern, MD

Dean, Yale School of Medicine

Ensign Professor of Medicine

December 8, 2016

Yale Medicine

Paul Taheri, MD, MBA

Deputy Dean for Clinical Affairs

Chief Executive Officer, Yale Medicine

January 12, 2017

Reaffirming Medicine's Social Mission:  Domestic Health Justice, Medical Education, and Student Activism

Tehreem Rehman, YSM '18

Robert Rock, YSM '18

February 9, 2017

Humanitarianism and Humanitarian Medical Action

Unni Karunakara, MD, MPH
Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and Yale University

International President (2010-2013), Doctors Without Borders / Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

March 2, 2017

Making Science Policy in the White House

Jo Handelsman, PhD

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor and Frederick Phineas Rose Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

April 6, 2017

The Curricular Subcommittee on Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice in Medicine:  A Year in Review

Marcella Nunez Smith, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health

Director, Equity Research and Innovation Center


Laura R. Ment, M.D., Chair, Medical Student Council Speaker Series

Barbara Watts, Coordinator, Medical Student Council Speaker Series

Carrie Flynn, Medical Student Council President