The Department of Medicine has had 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 the YNHH, 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 3 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.
While the RWJ Clinical Scholar Program and the Investigative Medicine Program are based in the medical school, Department of Medicine has major responsibilities for the design and administration of these programs. In addition Department of Medicine provides educational support to its 9 affiliated hospitals in Southern Connecticut through more than 800 contact hours annually, consisting of lectures, seminars and bed-side rounds.