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OB-GYN resident Yee recognized for exceptional teaching

Dr. Halina Yee, an obstetrics and gynecology resident at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, was recognized in February 2023 as part of the Exceptional Moments in Teaching program of Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine.

“Dr. Yee ensured that medical students were always involved in patient care and was great about explaining the rationale behind what she was doing,” a current student wrote. “She took time to teach me how to tie knots and suture, and was always very encouraging and supportive. Dr. Yee consistently provided feedback and highlighted things that I was doing well, while also providing ways that I could improve in the future.”

Yee is a third-year resident from the Los Angeles area who completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA. After graduating from Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, she couples matched at the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center for her residency. Yee is passionate about increasing access to health care in underserved areas and has a particular interest in making contraception more readily available. She will be applying for a Complex Family Planning fellowship in the spring. In her free time, Yee enjoys playing with her dog, yoga, rock climbing, playing piano and relearning Spanish.

Penn State College of Medicine’s Office for a Respectful Learning Environment recognizes exceptional faculty, residents and fellows with the monthly “Exceptional Moments in Teaching” program. Each month, one faculty member and one resident/fellow are highlighted for their contributions. College of Medicine students are invited to submit narratives about faculty members, residents, nurses or any other educators who challenge them and provide an exceptional learning experience using the online nomination form.

The Office for a Respectful Learning Environment fosters an educational community at Penn State College of Medicine in which all learners and educators feel supported, challenged, valued and respected. It serves all learners at the College of Medicine: medical students, graduate students, physician assistant students, residents and fellows.

See previous faculty and resident/fellow honorees here.

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