Current Resident Statements


Sadigh, Katrin

PGY 1, Yale Primary Care HIV Training Track

Biography

In a small village on the coast of Kenya, I worked with the Peace Corps to train teachers to integrate a new HIV/AIDS curriculum, created by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, in their classrooms, and to link children orphaned by AIDS to PEPFAR. From the vistas in northern Uganda to its heavily peopled capital, I worked as a medical student to understand the story of HIV as it took hold and was told by a region, and came to see how it was linked to that of the people in the States, to people...

In a small village on the coast of Kenya, I worked with the Peace Corps to train teachers to integrate a new HIV/AIDS curriculum, created by the Kenyan Ministry of Health, in their classrooms, and to link children orphaned by AIDS to PEPFAR. From the vistas in northern Uganda to its heavily peopled capital, I worked as a medical student to understand the story of HIV as it took hold and was told by a region, and came to see how it was linked to that of the people in the States, to people all over the world. This story of HIV is one in which I want to take part in a more meaningful way, not just as a physician but as a defender of human rights—and the HIV track at Yale School of Medicine Primary Care Program has provided the launching pad. With numerous resources and opportunities for scholarship and research at my disposal, and invaluable mentorship, I am developing clinical skills in Internal Medicine as well as quickly gaining the confidence and knowledge to provide care to patients with HIV. Already, as I make my way to clinic, I feel as though I am home, in the company of compassionate and adept colleagues, working to redefine the future of HIV medicine. I would strongly recommend this program to anyone with an interest in HIV and a desire to take part in an innovative approach to addressing a pressing need in medicine.

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Yamahiro, Atsuko

PGY 1, Yale Primary Care HIV Training Track

Biography

The Yale Primary Care HIV track combines my interests for HIV, primary care, and Internal medicine. The patients I see at the Nathan Smith Clinic are teaching me so much about HIV from the use of Antiretroviral Treatment, opportunistic infections management, general primary care problems, as well as the social issues behind HIV disease. The preclinic lectures, case conferences, and standardized patient sessions that the program has provided so far, have allowed me to develop new skills...

The Yale Primary Care HIV track combines my interests for HIV, primary care, and Internal medicine. The patients I see at the Nathan Smith Clinic are teaching me so much about HIV from the use of Antiretroviral Treatment, opportunistic infections management, general primary care problems, as well as the social issues behind HIV disease. The preclinic lectures, case conferences, and standardized patient sessions that the program has provided so far, have allowed me to develop new skills and to absorb information in different settings. The program, the faculty and staff are extremely dedicated. It is quite a relief to leave the hectic inpatient units sometimes and go to the Nathan Smith HIV Clinic, a place where I can catch my breath and see the staff who are so warm and friendly, and to the faculty who always want to teach and are consistently supportive. I am very glad that I have chosen the Yale Primary Care HIV Training Track. I hope that if you are interested in learning more, that you will reach out to us and ask any questions about this innovative program!

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