Living in New Haven
Where do Interns and Residents live?
The Connecticut State Motto: Qui Transtulit Sustinet—“He Who Is Transplanted Still Sustains”. A large percentage of Yale Department of Internal Medicine interns and residents live in downtown New Haven or in the more suburban neighborhood of East Rock. Others live in the surrounding towns including West Haven, Hamden, Milford, Orange and Guilford.
One of the great things about living in New Haven is its rich cultural offerings, from museums to state parks to great restaurants and delicious food carts. As a small city, New Haven offers its own take on life –good shopping, truly great music and theater, fun bars and nightlife of all kinds, and a great cost of living! And if you ever want to get away, there is always easy access to the outdoors in the form of state parks, several beaches, and biking paths only 15-20 minutes away.
New Haven is also conveniently located between Boston and New York and easy to visit on days off and weekends. We encourage you to explore the area around Yale-New Haven Hospital before and after your interview day – the Yale museums, the bars and restaurants, the nearby beaches and parks!
Do I need a car?
No, several of our interns and residents who live in the downtown area get by without a car. There is a shuttle from the Y-NHH York Street Campus to the West Haven VA Hospital which runs from 6:30am to 6:30pm and cabs or other ride-sharing services are always options outside of those hours. Additionally there is a Y-NHH shuttle to the Y-NHH Saint Raphael Campus.
View the YNHH Shuttle buses in real-time here. Select Y-NHH Shuttle and select View the Y-NHH Shuttle in real-time here and then select Intercampus which is the route between our Y-NHH York Street Campus Hospital and our Y-NHH Saint Raphael Campus Hospital (1650 Chapel Street). Select VA Shuttle for schedules/times and the route from the Yale Medical School at 333 Cedar Street to the West Campus VA Hospital.