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Richard Breier, MD


Richard Breier, MD, celebrates two decades mentoring YSM students in Primary Care

On August 5,  the Yale School of Medicine website featured an article recognizing Richard Breier, MD, for  20 years of mentoring YSM students in Primary Care. On average, Dr. Breier precepts six or seven students per year, with a student for almost every block of the YSM Integrated Clerkship Curriculum. Recognizing the power of an outstanding mentor, he committed to being highly engaged with students once he had the opportunity to serve as a preceptor.

Because the YSM course curriculum evolves over time, Dr. Breier now precepts students earlier in their medical school experience—sometimes as early as 18 months after matriculation. He views it as his responsibility to help bring the students along, and finds it amazing to see students’ growth and development during the four weeks they spend with him. 

“Yale medical students are incredible,” said Breir. “They are so intelligent and so enthusiastic. It is such a pleasure to precept them.” Read the article.