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Yale Primary Care Residency Program

State City Program Name ACGME ID Training Track NRMP No.
CT New Haven Yale New Haven Hospital (Primary Care) Program 1400821496 Categorical 3-year 1089140M0
1400821496 HIV 3-year 1089140M1

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program, and do not accept any applicants outside of the match.

We encourage applicants interested in the HIV three-year training track to also apply to the Primary Care Categorical three-year program. We will be giving invited applicants information about both training tracks on interview days.

Application Requirements

Applications for a categorical position will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). We do not accept applications via FAX, email or postal services.

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s Letter (MSPE)
  • A minimum of two (2) Letters of Recommendation (with a third optional)
    NOTE: One LOR should be submitted from the applicant's Department of Medicine chair
  • Personal Statement
  • Photograph (optional, but preferred to track applicants after interviews)
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Transcripts or COMLEX Transcripts
  • IMG applicants, please see IMG Applicant Requirements below and review FAQs

IMG Applicant Requirements

  • A minimum of two months of hands-on direct clinical experience in a U.S. or Canadian-accredited teaching hospital. We will not interview candidates who have not obtained this required clinical experience. Observerships or externship without direct clinical responsibility for patients do not meet this criteria.
  • In order to be considered for a position in our program, applicants from medical schools located outside the U.S. and Canada MUST have graduated from medical school in the last six years.
  • Passed USMLE Step I & II Knowledge test on the first attempt
  • Passed USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills on the first attempt
  • USMLE Step 3 is not required to apply
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • You must be eligible for an ECFMG Certificate in order to apply. We require that you submit your ECGMG certificate through ERAS BEFORE February 1. We are required to have an ECFMG certificate on file for every IMG intern who matches with our training programs.


  • Matched applicants will be advised as to which Visa they are eligible for by their Program Director and the Yale Office of Graduate Medical Education.
  • All matched applicants must obtain a valid visa prior to intern orientation (around June 12 yearly).
  • J1 Visa: We encourage J1 visas for eligible matched applicants. We refer matched interns to the ECFMG website regarding all the necessary paperwork. Applicants/residents are responsible for all fees associated with the J-1 visa.
  • H1-b Visa: Should you be eligible for H1-b visa, we will refer you to a legal office regarding the necessary paperwork. Yale-New Haven Hospital covers all processing fees associated with an H-1b visa except the fee for premium processing.

Application Review and Interview Selection Procedures

  • We only accept application materials through ERAS
  • December 1 is our application deadline for categorical track applicants. We strongly encourage categorical applicants to submit their applications by the end of September because our interview days become filled very quickly.
  • December 31 is our application deadline for preliminary track applicants. We strongly encourage all applicants to submit their applications by the end of October because our interview days become filled very quickly.
  • Invitations to interview are sent by email.
  • Applicants who will not be offered an interview will be notified by email.
  • All interviews take place in October, November, December and January.
  • We will be unable to interview applicants who appear without an interview appointment.

ERAS General Information

  • If you are graduating or have graduated from a U.S. medical school, you must contact your medical school's student affairs office or other designated dean’s office. Your dean’s office will provide you with the information and the software for ERAS. Also visit AAMC Applying to Residency for more information.

  • If you are graduating or have graduated from a Canadian medical school, please visit CARMS Application to the US (ERAS) for more information.

  • If you are graduating or have graduated from a foreign medical school, please visit ERAS Support Services at ECFMG for more information.

Senior Residents (PGY2 and above) Training Positions

At this time we are not accepting any applications for Senior Resident (PGY2 and above) training positions.

Primary Care Categorical Program Interviews

Please note that all Yale Primary Care interview days during the 23-24 recruitment season will be virtual

YPC 2023-2024 Interview Season Dates

  1. Thursday, October 26, 2023
  2. Wednesday, November 1, 2023
  3. Monday, November 6, 2023
  4. Friday, November 10, 2023
  5. Wednesday, November 15, 2023
  6. Tuesday, November 21, 2023
  7. Wednesday, November 29, 2023
  8. Monday, December 4, 2023
  9. Friday, December 8, 2023
  10. Wednesday, December 13, 2023
  11. Tuesday, December 19, 2023
  12. Thursday, January 4, 2024
  13. Wednesday, January 10, 2024
  14. Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Program Contact for Applicants

Denise Brennan started with the Yale Primary Care Program in 2001. She holds a BA in Communication/Journalism from Stonehill College in North Easton, MA. She is also the Coordinator for the Yale Office-Based Medicine Curriculum and Ambulatory Coordinator for the Yale Primary Care Residency Program.

Please contact Denise with any questions you may have about applying through ERAS, your application or details about the Yale Primary Care Residency Program's interview days.

Denise Brennan
Medical Coordinator (Program Coordinator)