Ruth Weissberger, MD
The Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program, now in its second year, combines rigorous academic training with a nurturing community environment. We are fortunate to be a new residency program in a community hospital with a long tradition of excellence in medical education. In addition, our residents benefit from access to the resources in education and research at Yale. Residents work and learn in an intimate community-based setting, both in the hospital and clinic, under the guidance of a highly trained and dedicated faculty. House staff have their core inpatient rotations on the medical floors and Intensive Care Unit at Waterbury Hospital. Ambulatory medicine education is based at the Henry S. Chase Outpatient Center. In addition, residents participate in a rich variety of elective experiences, both locally in the Waterbury community and at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Our goal is to train residents with the knowledge and skills they need to become outstanding physicians and leaders in Internal Medicine, and for those who wish to pursue subspecialty training, to provide a strong foundation for advancement to fellowship. This is an exciting time to practice medicine, with rapid changes occurring in health care delivery and technology. At Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program we have embraced the opportunity to create an innovative curriculum that prepares residents to meet the new challenges in the health care environment and to excel and thrive in their future careers.