Education

The Department of Internal Medicine has a long-standing tradition of excellence in training of practitioners, educators, and/or investigators in the broad field of internal medicine, as well as its specialties. Many of our trainees are now in leadership roles both here and abroad. As the largest department of the Yale School of Medicine, and the largest clinical service of Yale New Haven Hospital, the department proudly plays a major role in the educational missions of both institutions. 

At the student level, the Department is actively involved in many pre-clinical courses and is responsible for highly successful inpatient and ambulatory clerkships as well as subinternship. In addition, we offer many clinical and research electives to our students.

In postgraduate training, the department offers three residency programs with close to 200 residents and 13 ACGME-approved fellowship programs with more than 100 trainees. Most of our fellowship programs are supported by NIH training grants allowing us to support many of our fellows during their research training. For information on specific fellowships, please visit the respective section’s website.

While the RWJ Clinical Scholar Program and the Investigative Medicine Program are based in the medical school, the Department of Internal Medicine has major responsibilities for the design and administration of these programs. In addition, the Department of Internal Medicine provides educational support to its nine affiliated hospitals in Southern Connecticut through more than 800 contact hours annually, consisting of lectures, seminars, and bedside rounds.