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Subspecialty Firms (York Street Campus)

Introduction

There are six subspecialty firms at Yale New Haven Hospital's York Street Campus that housestaff will rotate through over the course of training. These firms include the Oncology Firm, the Duffy Firm (hematologic malignancies), the Donaldson (HIV) Firm, the Klatskin (liver disease) Firm, the Peters (renal disease) Firm and the Goodyer (non-CCU cardiology) Firm. The goal of training on the medical subspecialty inpatient Firms is to provide an intensive and focused interdisciplinary experience caring for patients with both common and less common conditions in these specialty areas of medicine. While these topics are also encountered during general medicine rotations, the subspecialty rotations provide a complimentary in-depth experience working directly with attending physicians from the respective specialty sections of the Department of Medicine. The specialty Firms are geographically localized and the Firm Chiefs oversee both the clinical and educational experiences of the Firm, integrating quality of care, systems-based improvement and inter-professional care into the daily experiences of the Firm.

Oncology and Hematology Firms

These Firms consists of two parallel Firms, one focusing on the care of patients with solid tumors and the other focusing on patients with hematologic malignancies. Each is staffed by an Oncology and a Hematology attending, fellows, PGY-II and III residents, interns, students and integrated mid-level providers. The inpatient oncology service provides exposure to a wide variety of cancer patients including those with oncological emergencies, neutropenic fever and graft versus host disease. Pain management and end of life issues are also a focus on this service. Cancer care at Yale New Haven Hospital is centralized at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital.