Primary Sites of Training
Ambulatory Training occurs in a variety of sites as described in the Ambulatory Education section of the website.
Inpatient Training occurs primarily at two major sites:
- Yale New Haven Hospital
- Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital
Yale-New Haven Hospital (the Beeson Service) The main hospital facility, completed in April 1982 and the Children’s Hospital, completed in July 1993, structurally integrate all inpatient medical beds. Yale-New Haven Hospital is a 944-bed tertiary referral center which includes the 201-bed Yale Children’s hospital, and the 76-bed Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.
The Internal Medicine Service at Yale is named after Dr Paul Beeson, one of the most illustrious figures in American medicine in the latter half of the 20th century, who was Chairman of Medicine at Yale from 1952 until 1965.
The Beeson Service occupies the fifth, eighth, ninth, and tenth floors of the East Pavilion, the Fifth floor of the South Pavilion (Medical Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit), and the ninth floor of the West Pavilion (Medical Oncology). Most of the services are now fairly well localized geographically.
For additional information visit the Yale-New Haven Hospital Web site.
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
The Yale-New Haven Hospital system has served the greater New Haven area for over 150 years. It functions both as a community hospital for a population in excess of 400,000 and as a tertiary care center for the referral of patients from throughout Connecticut, New England and other states as well as foreign countries. This dual role assures a variety of clinical experiences including common pediatric disorders as well as a more complex, exotic and tertiary type of pediatric cases. Furthermore, in addition to this tremendous diversity of pediatric disease pathology, the Yale resident is exposed to a wide variety of patient diversity. Patients from every ethnic, social, cultural and economic background comprise both the inpatient and outpatient population in the Department of Pediatrics.
The Children's Hospital was renovated in 2006 and is now composed of 94 inpatient beds which include a 19 bed pediatric intensive care unit and a ten bed clinical research center. In addition, there is a 46 bed newborn special care unit, and a well baby service which has 64 bassinets. The Children's Hospital is completely integrated with respect to medical and surgical cases as well as private and staff patients. The patients are assigned to pediatric care units according to their age. There are also dedicated units for Respiratory step-down, Hematology and Oncology, and patients on research protocols. The pediatric housestaff has the full and complete responsibility for the care of all children admitted to the hospital. The patients admitted by the pediatric surgical service or surgical subspecialties are cared for in coordination with our surgical colleagues.
The housestaff are supervised by members of the full-time faculty as well as pediatricians from the greater New Haven area who constitute an active part-time faculty. The Department of Pediatrics has available extensive and excellent support services including diagnostic imaging, blood bank, laboratory medicine and other contemporary diagnostic modalities.
The Department of Pediatrics maintains a close collaboration with the Yale Child Study Center which is devoted to teaching and research in child development and child psychiatry. Also, the faculty of the department of genetics are involved in many aspects of patient care and teaching.
The pediatric primary care center (PCC) is a major community resource for the care of children with approximately 15,000 visits per year. The PCC is oriented to continuity of care and dedicated to intensive houseofficer and medical student teaching. Weekly continuity clinics are held and are given the highest priority among resident responsibilities. In addition, senior level residents participate in an office practice rotation. This experience has been extremely well received by our housestaff, as it has afforded them the opportunity to observe firsthand how patient care is provided in the community setting as well as to learn how an office practice is conducted.
During the past year, admissions to the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital exceeded 7,000 (PICU, NBSCU, in-patient wards). Much of this activity is ascribable to expansion of sub-specialty services and to a vigorous pediatric surgery program led by Dr. Larry Moss. In February of 2004 the Hospital completed its full-scale renovations on the infant/toddler ward (7-3) and the school age/adolescent wards (7-2). The PICU is now configured to 19 ICU beds, and specialized centers for oncology patients and technology dependent infants (Pediatric Respiratory Care Unit) opened in March 2004. Resident housestaff have all benefited from the latest in medical technology and informatics services, and our patients and their families benefit from colorful, child-friendly, and family-oriented facilities.