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Yale Internal Medicine HIV Training Track

Our Mission

The mission of the Yale HIV Training Track is to provide necessary knowledge, skills, and attitude to future physicians who have a special interest in HIV medicine and through this enhance the capacity of qualified physician-leaders to meaningfully care for people living or at risk for HIV/AIDS.

The HIV Training Track is a three year track and is available to residents in the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program.

About Us

Our Program

The Yale HIV Training Track is a three year track and is available to residents in the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. In addition to the standard Internal Medicine training, residents will learn to provide state-of-the-art longitudinal primary care to a cohort of patients infected or at risk for HIV infection as part of a multidisciplinary team at the Nathan Smith Clinic. The trainee in the HIV Track will care for persons living with HIV and from the LGBTQ community. The trainee in the HIV Track will work with Faculty preceptors who are experts in both Primary Care and HIV medicine to provide HIV primary care and PrEP for their patient panel.

Residents who successfully complete this three year HIV training track will be qualified to take the HIV Specialty Certification examination from the American Academy of HIV Medicine.

Note that trainees participating in this track will have access to the same wide range of experiences as all Yale Internal Medicine residents including Global Health Elective, Research in Residency, Writer’s workshop, etc. Total inpatient, ICU, and ambulatory time is in keeping with ACGME requirements. The trainee will also rotate on our inpatient unit compromised of a Faculty Attending (an infectious Disease specialist), one (1) resident, one (1) intern, and one (1) or two (2) Yale medical students.

Our Training Sites

Our program allows for both outpatient and inpatient HIV experiences through the Nathan Smith Clinic and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Nathan Smith Clinic is the first and largest provider of comprehensive services to adults with HIV disease in Connecticut and serves a total population of more than 850 people living with HIV/AIDS, with more than 7000 outpatient medical visits a year. Yale-New Haven Hospital, a 944-bed tertiary care hospital has a dedicated inpatient unit that serves our hospitalized patients with HIV/AIDS and serves as a referral center for complex patients from surrounding hospitals.

How to Apply

The Yale HIV training track (HIVTT) is a Track within the Yale Primary Care Program but has a separate NRMP code from the Yale Primary Care (YPC).