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Cross-Program Information

The Department of Medicine at Yale is proud to welcome into our training programs and onto our faculty talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that residents should have the opportunity to train with colleagues who share common goals and values within the profession of medicine, but who themselves represent a broad range of life experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Distinction Pathways

The Yale Department of Internal Medicine is thrilled to offer the Distinction Pathways. Our Yale residents are skilled clinicians with passions and talents in many extracurricular areas as well. The Distinction Pathways were created to foster resident interest and development in medical education (Clinician Educator Distinction), global health (Global Health & Equity Distinction), research (Investigation Distinction), and quality improvement (Quality Improvement & Leadership Distinction).

Investigative Medicine Program

The Investigative Medicine Program is a Ph.D. program exclusively for physicians in clinical departments. The program is designed to develop a broad knowledge base; analytical skill, creative thinking and the hands on experience demanded of clinical researchers devoted to disease-oriented and patient-oriented investigation.
The VA COE in Primary Care Education trains future health care professionals in a team-based, patient-centered care teaching model. Through an innovative curriculum of interprofessional clinical care months, interactive leadership seminars, and health policy classes, the COE offers trainees a unique, transformative approach to post-graduate medical education.

Yale/Stanford J&J Global Health Elective

For the past thirty years, over 1,000 physicians-in-training and faculty have participated in our International Health Program, now known as the Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program.  This is organized by our Department of Internal Medicine, Office of Global Health.  Over 15 Yale Residents are selected to participate each year from the nationwide applicant pool. The program consists of a six-week elective rotation at one of our carefully selected sites in the developing world.