Career Paths of Graduates (2009-2013)
Graduates of the Yale Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program pursue a wide range of professional opportunities ranging from clinical practice to academic medicine, policy and industry. Of the 168 Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program Graduates over the last 5 years, sixty-seven percent (67%) have pursued subspecialty training and thirty-three percent (33%) have pursued careers in general internal medicine. Of the thirty-three percent (33%) who have pursed careers in general internal medicine, roughly thirty-six percent (36%) pursue subspecialty training (fellowship) after one year. Of the (67%) who have pursued subspecialty training, forty-seven percent (47%) matched with Yale. At Yale we offer uniformly superb, highly competitive fellowship with NIH-funded training grants in all subspecialties.
Our residents receive guidance for career planning throughout training and with the assistance of program directors and core faculty, have outstanding opportunity to connect with and be mentored by faculty from throughout the Yale Department of Internal Medicine. We also have developed a website which provides comprehensive information on a range of career planning issues, including creating a CV/resume, interview, find the right job or fellowship, and contract negotiation. Called "Beyond Residency", this website compiles existing helpful resources from professional organizations and journals as well as personal advice from Yale Internal Medicine Residency graduates who share their experiences and guidance for succeeding during the process. For our current residents who would like to access “Beyond Residency,” please log-in via the Beyond Residency website.
Program alumni unanimously considered themselves “as well prepared or better prepared” than their colleagues for the positions they had accepted. One of the top priorities of our program leadership and core faculty is helping every resident find a niche of medicine that is professionally and personally rewarding.