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Program Overview

This page provides an overview of the educational goals, objectives, methods, and resources available for the Yale Primary Care HIV Training Track resident.

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Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)

Our curricula are informed by 15 HIV-specific Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). These are identified activities that the trainees in the Yale Primary Care HIV Track should feel confident performing independently by the time they graduate. All educational content, activities and experiences are chosen to maximize this goal.

Global Health Experience

Over the past thirty years, almost 900 physicians-in-training and faculty have participated in the International Health Program, now known as the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, based in the Department of Internal Medicine's Office of Global Health. At least twenty Yale Residents are selected to participate each year.

The program consists of a six week elective rotation at one of our carefully selected sites in the developing world. The rotations offer unusual opportunities for residents to enrich their physical diagnosis skill and their knowledge about the practice of medicine in settings with few resources and to build medical education capacity through presentations for their host colleagues.

In addition, residents gain a healthy respect for cultural diversity and the value systems of other cultures.

Current sites include:

  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Tugela Ferry, South Africa
  • Sukadana, Indonesia
  • Monrovia, Liberia
  • Asmara, Eritrea

Extracurricular Activities

In addition to the Yale Primary Care program extracurricular activities, residents in the HIV Training Track will have the opportunities to lead community engagement projects with our partners in New Haven area such as, Mayor Task force on AIDS, APNH, Leeway, World AIDS Day, AIDS Walk New Haven. Furthermore our HIVTT residents will develop and exhibit their teaching skills locally with their peers and state wide in collaboration with the AIDS Education and Training Center. One of the highlight of the HIV Retreat where our faculty and residents will come together and deliberate on a topic in an “open Mic” , a book, a documentary such as “POSE”, or a play such as the “Normal Heart”. These retreats are led by an HIVTT with a selected faculty.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in the HIV Training Track can apply through the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. Important application information can be found at the Yale Internal Medicine Residency website.

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

All matched interns who would like to participate in the Yale HIV Training Track will be asked to write a brief statement to describe the reason for their interest in the program. Three interns will be selected each year.

National HIV Curriculum

The Yale HIV Training Track will utilize the National HIV Curriculum for the preclinic didactic conferences.