The Yale Section of General Internal Medicine is the sponsoring section of the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. The section makes significant contributions to the department's missions of patient care, medical education and research. There are over 100 full-time faculty members in the section who have broad clinical, educational and research interests. In addition to the direct teaching and precepting interactions that housestaff have with faculty in the section, there is a rich research environment and opportunity for residents to participate in a variety of clinical and education research projects. Areas of active research and scholarship by faculty in the section include: clinical epidemiology, geriatrics, occupational and environmental medicine, international health, ethics, women's health, stroke prevention, substance use and addiction, HIV management and adherence, graduate and undergraduate medical education, the care of under-served populations, chronic disease management and many others. Section faculty have major roles in research programs based in the section, medical school and Yale New Haven Hospital including the National Clinician Scholars Program, Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Yale Center on Aging, Yale Substance Abuse Research Program, Yale Urban Health Program, Yale Women's Health Program and Yale School of Public Health.
The Section of General Internal Medicine sponsors five fellowships. Included is The National Clinician Scholars Program, a program in Geriatrics, a Preventive Medicine Program with a concentration in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a Medical Education Fellowship and a General Internal Medicine Fellowship at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and a Substance Abuse Fellowship. Graduates of the Primary Care Residency have been members of all of these programs.