Categorical Track Application Requirements (3 years training)

There are two (2) Yale Department of Internal Medicine Residency Programs that offer a categorical training track which involves 3 years of training to complete.  Both our Yale Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program and our Yale Primary Care Residency Program at Yale-New Haven Medical Center offer categorical 3-year training tracks. See the tables below.

State City Program Name ACGME ID Training Track NRMP No.
CT New Haven Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program 1400821085 Categorical 3-year 1089140CO
State City Program Name ACGME ID Training Track NRMP No.
CT New Haven Yale-New Haven Medical Center (Primary Care) Program 1400821496 Categorical 3-year 1089140MO

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program, and do not accept any applicants outside of the match.

We encourage applicants interested in a categorical track internship with one of our internal medicine training programs to apply to both residency programs. Students do not reduce their competitiveness for either program by applying to both programs.

Both Residency Programs who offer a categorical track are integrated into the core missions of our Department and have many areas of overlap while also offering unique training opportunities. Our Primary Care and Traditional Residency Programs provide outstanding clinical training and academic opportunities for students interested in a career in internal medicine whether it be as a practicing or academic General Internist or Subspecialist. Graduates of either program have equally flexible career opportunities.

Click on the links below for more information about our categorical interview days and for details about both training programs.

Application Requirements

Applications for a categorical position will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). We do not accept applications via FAX, email or postal services.

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
  • A minimum of three (3) Letters of Recommendation (NOTE: One LOR should be submitted from the applicant's Department of Medicine Chair)
  • Personal Statement
  • Photograph (optional, but preferred to track applicants after interviews)
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Transcripts or COMLEX Transcripts
  • IMG applicants, please see IMG Applicant Requirements and review FAQs