Welcome from the Program Director
Stephen J. Huot, MD, PhD
Welcome to the website of the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. This is a very exciting time for Primary Care training, policy, and practice at both the local and national levels. In addition to the evolving national healthcare landscape with increasing emphasis on coordinated care, accountable care organizations, healthcare exchanges, and patient-centered medical home models of care, our local healthcare landscape is also undergoing significant change that will positively impact the care of patients in our community, enhance training in primary care for our residents, and provide an amazing opportunity for population-based research. On September 12, 2012, our sponsoring institution, Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), acquired the other hospital in New Haven, the Hospital of St. Raphael, and as a result Yale-New Haven Hospital is now the fifth largest Academic Medical Center in the United States with over 1,500 beds. The combined resources of these two campuses are expansive and provide a unique opportunity for our Department and Medical Center to strengthen clinical care and training in many areas with a particular interest in and commitment to primary care. In the year since this expansion of our medical center we have already seen many exciting changes that will truly impact and improve the health of our community. New centers of excellence are being developed; a new comprehensive inpatient and outpatient EMR linking all Yale Physicians in all Departments as well as many physicians in the community has been implemented; new initiatives in understanding the patient's experience with the healthcare system are being undertaken; substantially expanded efforts in quality of care, transitions of care, and patient safety are underway; and, importantly for our training program, the Yale Primary Care Residency is relocating its community-campus training experiences from Waterbury Hospital to the Chapel Street Campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital. Along with this is development of a new outpatient resident and faculty primary care continuity practice site modeled as a patient-centered medical home.
Trainees who match into our program to begin internship in June 2014 (the current Match cycle) will have their inpatient and outpatient training based at the York Street (prior YNHH site) and Chapel Street (prior Hospital of St. Raphael site) campuses of YNHH. These facilities are located just 0.5 miles apart and there is an intra-campus shuttle that operates every 15 minutes, 24-hours a day, facilitating easy access to the faculty, educational opportunities, and resources located at either campus. The inpatient medical service at the Chapel Street Campus will focus on general internal medicine and will be the professional home of the primary care residency program’s core faculty. A Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence is also being developed at the Chapel Street Campus and will integrate rheumatology, orthopedics, physiatry, and occupational and physical therapy. The York Street Campus will remain the primary site for subspecialty-based training for the residents (e.g., CCU, Liver Firm, Renal Firm, Oncology Firm, HIV Firm, etc.).
Details about the residency program can be found through the various links provided in this website. I encourage you to learn about our mission, review our ambulatory and inpatient experiences and curricula, explore the international health and research opportunities, and peruse the career paths of our graduates. A core value of our training program is our commitment to each of our residents that we will provide the mentoring and guidance needed to assure that all trainees find that niche in medicine where they will thrive and excel. This core value is embraced by program leadership, our core faculty and indeed, the Yale faculty at large. We seek to train physicians from diverse backgrounds to become leaders and agents of change in whatever setting and niche of medicine they choose for their career and we will provide the opportunities and resources to assure success.
We offer sixteen positions in our Categorical Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. Two of these are allotted for our HIV Primary Care Training Track. Students interested in the HIV Primary Care Training Track should apply to both our Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency and our HIV-Primary Care Residency Track as there are separate Match numbers for each track.