Welcome from the Program Director
Thank you for visiting the Yale Primary Care Residency Website. This is a very exciting time for Primary Care training, healthcare policy, and the practice of medicine at both the local and national levels. In addition to the evolving national healthcare landscape with increasing emphasis on coordinated care, accountable care organizations, healthcare exchanges and patient-centered medical home models of care, our local healthcare landscape is also undergoing significant change that will positively impact the care of patients in our community, enhance training in primary care for our residents, and provide an amazing opportunity for population-based research. Our sponsoring institution, Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) is the fifth largest academic medical center in the United States with over 1,500 beds. YNHH resources are spread over two campuses and provide a unique opportunity for our department and YNHH to strengthen clinical care and training in many areas with a particular interest in and commitment to primary care and integrated health system design.
The York Street and Saint Raphael Campuses are located 0.5 miles apart and there is an intra-campus shuttle that operates every 15 minutes, 24-hours a day, facilitating easy access to all faculty, educational opportunities and resources located at either campus. The inpatient medical service at the Saint Raphael Campus is focused on general internal medicine and is the professional home of the primary care residency program’s core faculty. A Musculoskeletal Center of Excellence recently opened to integrate rheumatology, orthopedics, physiatry, and occupational and physical therapy and our Acute Care of the Elderly comprehensive geriatrics program. Housestaff experiences at this campus will focus in these areas. The York Street Campus remains the primary site for subspecialty-based training for the residents (e.g., CCU, Liver Firm, Renal Firm, Oncology Firm, HIV Firm, etc.).
Details about the residency program can be found through the various links provided in this website. I encourage you to learn about our mission, review our ambulatory and inpatient experiences and curricula, explore the international health and research opportunities, and peruse the career paths of our graduates. A core value of our training program is our commitment to each of our residents that we will provide the mentoring and guidance needed to assure that all trainees find that niche in medicine where they will thrive and excel. This core value is embraced by program leadership, our core faculty and indeed, the Yale faculty at large. We seek to train physicians from diverse backgrounds to become leaders and agents of change in whatever setting and niche of medicine they choose for their career and we will provide the opportunities and resources to assure success.
We offer eighteen positions in our categorical Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. Two of these are allotted for our HIV Primary Care Training Track. Students interested in the HIV Primary Care Training Track should apply to both our Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency and our HIV-Primary Care Residency Track as there are separate match numbers for each track.