PA Online students spend the majority of their 28-month program in their home communities, which span from Maine to Hawaii. At the end of their didactic year, however, they gather in New Haven for what is known as an "Immersion Week."
The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) sponsors the event every spring to recognize one “inspiring faculty” member from each of Yale’s graduate and professional schools. The faculty members are nominated by students for being the most inspirational of teachers.
This was the first time YSM students participated in a virtual SP exercise since the Standardized Patient Program was founded at Yale in 1993. It also was the first time the 11 participating SPs had done virtual training.