Welcome & Our Mission

Chairman's Welcome Message

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For over fifty years Waterbury Hospital has been committed to the education of residents-in-training in internal medicine. Education has been a part of the fabric and fiber of the hospital. At the center of this experience at Waterbury Hospital are the patients who provide us with the privilege and challenge of caring for a very special population of people with a broad spectrum of medical conditions. Our educators are made up of a vibrant and talented full-time faculty, combined with dedicated and highly trained community physicians who provide superb, direct hands-on training in pulmonary medicine, cardiology, rheumatology, infectious disease, neurology, endocrinology, dermatology, nephrology, and hematology/oncology.

Our dedicated firm system of patient care, education, quality and safety is supported by a superb nursing staff, case managers, social workers, speech pathologists, and physical therapists.

Residents in addition receive an in-depth outpatient experience and education through rotations at community based practices, as well as the Henry S. Chase Outpatient Center.

Our department is also fortunate to rely on an extremely talented and superb faculty in surgery, radiology and pathology who contribute greatly to the care of our patients in medicine and the education of our house staff. Our training program is proud to have trained physicians who have contributed greatly to medicine at many levels and have been recognized as superb practitioners and educators at the local, state, national, and international level.

Whether you are interested in practicing primary care, subspecializing in the many divisions of medicine, community medicine, hospitalist medicine, or research, the Yale-Waterbury Hospital Residency Program will provide you with superb training to accomplish your goals.

I look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to introduce you to a community-based training program in primary care that is second to none.

David N. Podell, MD, PhD, MACP, FACR
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Waterbury Hospital

President/CEO of Waterbury Hospital Welcome

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Welcome to the website of the Yale-New Haven Waterbury Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program —an innovative program that brings together the clinical and educational resources of our community hospital with our primary and ambulatory care practices in the community.

For decades, the Waterbury Hospital leadership has been building and refining our graduate medical education programs to meet the dynamic needs of physicians-in-training. Each year, we assess the environment and plan the appropriate courses and pathways for all of our residency programs—Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Pharm D—as well as for our students in medicine, nursing, and physician assistant studies. Our primary goal is making sure that our medical residents—and all of our students—have an outstanding educational experience in a respectful environment of clinical excellence.

Graduates of the Waterbury Hospital program are now practicing across the country and around the world. However, many of them choose to stay right here in Connecticut. In fact, seven of the Primary Care Internists in our own Alliance Medical Group are graduates of a Waterbury Hospital Medicine Residency Program. That’s a true testament to the strength of the Waterbury Hospital program and our passion for high quality, state-of-the-art medical care.

As you consider the next phase of your career, I hope you will consider Waterbury Hospital and learn firsthand the outstanding educational experiences we offer.

Darlene Stromstad, FACHE
President/CEO Waterbury Hospital

ICU Director's Welcome

Welcome to the Yale-New Haven Waterbury Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. The goal of medical training in the intensive care units is to educate residents in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of patients with a wide range of critical illnesses, most commonly sepsis, chronic disease-related multi-organ failure, and respiratory failure. 

The resident is expected to become knowledgeable about the indications, contraindications, risks and benefits of common ICU level procedures. Residents have the opportunity to be trained in a variety of procedures such as arterial puncture, arterial line and central venous line placement, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, and naso-gastric tube placement. Residents also become proficient in arterial blood gas interpretation and ventilator management. 

Inherent in the care of critically ill patients is the management of psychiatric, social and family concerns which are heightened in these intensive care settings and are addressed by residents as part of a multidisciplinary team. Daily rounds include nursing, pharmacy and dietary and allow residents to interact closely with multiple disciplines.  

Clinical care is complimented with daily case discussions and a core intensive care unit curriculum.

I look forward to meeting you and introducing you to our community-based training program.

JoAnne Cosgriff, MD, MPH
Medical Director, ICU
Medical Director, Performance Improvement
Waterbury Hospital
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine