Prospective Residents

This page provides an overview of the educational goals, objectives, methods, and resources available for the Yale Primary Care HIV Training Track resident.

The residents will have 2-week ambulatory immersion blocks equally spaced throughout the year during which time will be spent in HIV clinic as well as other ambulatory activities that enhance both general and HIV-specific outpatient skills.

Curricular Content

Residents will have access to both general medicine Yale outpatient-based medicine curricula as well as HIV-specific curricular materials. These materials will consist of preclinic conferences, on-line interactive cases, specific reading material, skills training, etc.

  • Reference Tables: These tables will serve as a quick reference for residents to assist them in caring for HIV –infected patients. The tables include the ARV recommendations, dosage, side effects, drug-drug interaction, etc.
  • Clinical Protocols: The clinical protocols will guide the residents in the management of HIV-infected patients in the ambulatory setting. 
  • Reading Material: The reading material consists of a variety of published articles and faculty created power point presentations that the residents will have the opportunity to access and review at their leisure for a self-directed learning.
  • Educational Tools: The educational tools were developed by faculty and residents and serve in assisting the providers to educate the patients about ARV use and HIV disease monitoring. They help closing the gaps associated with health literacy and communication barriers.
  • Library: The library was created by the Yale AIDS Program faculty and Infectious Disease fellows. It houses a wealth of movies and must read books that will be reviewed at the HIV Training Program extracurricular gathering “ART and HIV”. The purpose of this library is bringing to life the epidemiology and the history of the HIV disease and bridging the intergenerational views in caring for HIV-infected patients.
  • Modules: These modules are 15 minutes web-based teaching cases that the residents will be required to complete weekly. These modules will be selected from the AETC, IAS, and AIDS info websites. 
  • Guidelines: The trainee will be provided with up-to-date treatment, prevention, and management guidelines.

Evaluation

Residents in the HIV training track will be evaluated by their clinic preceptors using the general residency evaluation tools (Internal Medicine ABIM milestones) as well as by mini-CEX of general and HIV-specific  skills (counseling, initiating treatment, monitoring response to therapy, etc). In addition, the resident will have ample opportunities to evaluate his/her own comprehension with interactive on-line cases, pre-and post-testing with specific educational content or rotations, etc.  Evaluation, tracking of procedures and skills, and more are done through MedHub.

EPA

Our curricula are informed by 15 HIV-specific Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). These are identified activities that the trainees in the Yale Primary Care HIV Track should feel confident performing independently by the time they graduate. All educational content, activities and experiences are chosen to maximize this goal.