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Our Program

The Yale Internal Medicine 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 HIV-infected patients as part of a multidisciplinary team at the Nathan Smith Clinic. Faculty preceptors will be both experts in both Primary Care and HIV medicine. The trainee will also rotate on our inpatient unit comprised of a Faculty Attending (an Infectious Disease specialist), 1 resident, 1 intern, and 1 or two Yale medical students.

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.

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.

Our programs enhance competency in HIV prevention and care, improving services for people living with HIV infection.