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Information for Housestaff


Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine housestaff come from diverse backgrounds from all over the country and around the world. The world-class quality of our housestaff is a primary strength of the training program. Some may have come from your institution.

If you are interested in contacting a particular housestaff, please go the the PGY level(s) on the left menu and click on the link to their Yale profile to find an email address. All of our housestaff are always willing to communicate with student alumni from their medical school and should be considered an excellent source of information for any potential applicant.

Intern Orientation: June 11-20, 2023

Orientation for the Yale Primary Care Residency Program begins on Sunday, June 11, 2023. More details will come about what sessions will be virtual and in person.

  • Participation by all new interns in daily Intern Orientation Activities from June 11 through June 20 is mandatory.
  • Each new intern will receive their Intern Orientation Schedule from Denise Brennan a day or so before June 11.
  • Please contact Denise Brennan, Yale Primary Care Residency Program Coordinator, with any concerns or questions about Intern Orientation.

Clinical block rotations for new AY2023-2024 interns begin Wednesday, June 21, 2023 with pre-rounds in the morning.

Career Paths of Graduates

Graduates of the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency pursue a wide range of professional opportunities ranging from clinical practice to academic medicine, policy and industry. Of the 70 program graduates over the past five years, 45 (65%) have pursued careers in general internal medicine and 25 (35%) have pursued subspecialty training. General medicine academic opportunities include fellowship training in general internal medicine, the National Clinical Scholars Program, Occupational Health, Geriatrics, sports medicine, and palliative care. Of those who seek careers in general internal medicine, roughly 50% seek an academic career and 50% enter general medical practice.

Our residents receive guidance for career planning throughout training and with the assistance of program directors and core faculty, have outstanding opportunity to connect with and be mentored by faculty from throughout the Department of Internal Medicine. We also have developed a website which provides comprehensive information on a range of career planning issues, including creating a CV/resume, interviewing, find the right job or fellowship, and contract negotiation.

Program alumni unanimously considered themselves “as well prepared or better prepared” than their colleagues for the positions they had accepted. Our program leadership and core faculty views our role in helping every resident find a niche of medicine that is professionally and personally rewarding as one of our top priorities.

June 2020 Graduates

Below is a list of our Primary Care Residency Graduates and the professional pathways they chose after graduating from the program.

June 2020 Graduates and Post Graduate Placements
Last Name First Name Graduate Post Graduate Position Location
Agyemang Priscilla PGY3 Primary Care Physician Nuvance Health Darien Primary and Specialty Care, Darien, CT
Ansari Norin PGY3 Hematology and Oncology Fellow Yale University, New Haven, CT
Betz Eugenia PGY3 Primary Care Physician Yale Health Plan, New Haven, CT
Devanath Nila PGY3 Associate Medical Director Sentara Healthcare, VA
Dhakal Dora PGY3 Primary Care Physician Piedmont Healthcare, Atlanta, GA
Dodds Elisabeth PGY3 Hospitalist Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Gokhale Arjun PGY3 Clinical Informatics Fellow Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Higgins-Chen Mary Clare PGY3 Chief Resident Yale Primary Care Residency Program, New Haven, CT
Khan Sameer PGY3 Chief Resident Yale Primary Care Residency Program, New Haven, CT
Lainiotis Irene PGY3 Primary Care Physician Northwell Health, Plainview, NY
Logrono Amed PGY3 Global Health Fellow Yale University, New Haven, CT
Parker Trevor PGY3 Primary Care Physician Lewisgale Health System, Blacksburg, VA
Qin Lulu PGY3 Telemedicine Physician West Haven Veterans Administration Hospital, West Haven, CT
Roberts Ria Chief Gerontology Fellow Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Scierka Lindsey Chief Chief Resident Yale Primary Care Residency Program, New Haven, CT
Smith Richard PGY3 Occupational Medicine Fellow Yale University, New Haven, CT
Zaringhalam Matthew PGY3 Primary Care Physician Hartford Healthcare, CT
Kumar Sumit Chief Resident United States Army Physician South Korea
O’Neill Emilie Chief Resident Clinical Leadership Fellow New York City Health and Hospitals, New York, NY
Pinto Taylor Emily Chief Resident Geriatrics Fellow Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Rosenblum Hannah Chief Resident EIS Officer (Fellow) Centers for Disease Control, Epidemic Intelligence Service, Atlanta, GA

Post Graduate Positions of Alumni

  • Alumni -Post Graduate Positions Past 5 Years (June 2015-2020)
  • Graduates -Yale Primary Care Residency Program (June 2020)

Salary & Benefits

Yale New Haven Hospital offers its residents a comprehensive benefits package.

Salary 7/1/2023 to 6/30/2024

  • PGY1 - $75,811
  • PGY2 - $79,602
  • PGY3 - $83,582


Four weeks, at the discretion of the department and its needs.

Yale New Haven Hospital requires mandatory drug testing for new employees. Failure to submit to such testing will disqualify a person from employment.

For additional information about employee benefits, contact HR Connect at 1-844-543-21HR (2147).

Equal Employment Opportunity, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Resident Wellness


Internal Medicine (IM) Wellness was founded in 2012 with the ideas sparked and spearheaded by YPC Resident Dr. Sadie Barchini with Committee co-founders: Drs. Sheila Quinn, Sanjeet Baidwan, Kenneth Morford and Daniel Schatz.

From its inception, the IM Wellness has sought to enhance the health and happiness of medical residents in a demanding practice environment and inpatient workload. Physician professional satisfaction and wellness has been strongly linked to patient satisfaction. Additionally, physicians' sense of professional fulfillment positively correlates with patients' adherence to medication, exercise, and diet regimens. IM Wellness seeks to provide activities and tools for residents during work hours in order to develop resiliency skills as part of the larger effort to create a shift in medical culture that makes room for self-care and allows physicians to heal themselves.

The Committee comprises of four to six residents and one to two Chief Residents annually with the faculty support from the YPC Program Director, Dr. John Moriarty. The Committee meets monthly and devises activities and events to improve wellness both during the workday and outside the hospital. The Committee has had such a great reception that in 2014 our IM-Traditional Residency colleagues created their own chapter in collaboration with our own. The Committee is fully supported by the faculty, staff and residents of the Yale Primary Care Program and the Yale Department of Internal Medicine.

YPC IM Wellness Initiatives

  • Puppy Pen
  • Text listserv and discussion group
  • Cookie Fairy Bomb
  • Pedometer Challenge on inpatient general medicine wards
  • Outdoor hikes around New Haven
  • Weekly Yoga
  • Biking/Running Groups

Other YPC Sponsored Wellness Initiatives

In addition to the YPC IM Wellness Initiatives (above) provided through the IM Wellness group, the Yale Primary Care Program also sponsors the following wellness initiatives:

  • Annual Intern Retreat
  • Annual PGY2 Retreat
  • Medicine and the Arts Events
  • Weekly Intern Support Group
  • Scheduled Intern Wellness Visits with our Employee Assistance Program
  • End of Block Parties
  • Resident Appreciation Day

Physician Resilience and Burnout: Can You Make the switch? Fam Pract Manag. 2013 Jan-Feb:20(1):25-30.