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Cross-Program Information

Program Directors' Message

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 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 & Physician 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. It provides the candidate with individualized experience encompassing formal coursework and practical experience, under the supervision and mentorship of a senior faculty member, along with a well defined evaluative process to assure doctoral level experience. Most successful applicants will have completed two or more years of residency training at the time they commence training in the Investigative Medicine Program.

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. The rotations offer unusual opportunities for residents to enrich their physical diagnosis skills and their knowledge about the practice of medicine in settings with limited resources.

Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum

Currently, the Yale Office-based Medicine Curriculum is used by more than 245 Internal Medicine, Nursing, Med-Peds, PA, and Family Medicine residency programs, medical schools, and individuals.

Yale 20

The Yale 20 is an innovative video series focusing on core internal medicine topics. It was founded in 2017 by the Yale Internal Medicine Residency Program.

The VACHS Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education

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.

Beyond Residency

The purpose of this website is to provide information which, while readily accessible on the internet, is not currently gathered in one convenient location. We have looked at several resources and collected helpful websites, as well as specific advice from faculty and graduates who have been through these processes and have a great deal to share.