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Ambulatory medicine is structured in two-week clinic blocks which occur every six weeks. Residents learn to manage common ambulatory problems under the supervision and guidance of faculty preceptors. After residents have matched into the Internal Medicine Traditional Medicine Program, they will be asked to submit their preferences for clinic site. They will be assigned a panel of patients to follow over their three years of training.

Inpatient didactics include morning report, medical grand rounds, noon conference, and journal club. Morning reports are Monday to Wednesday for residents and Fridays for interns at Yale and the VA. Grand Rounds is held on Thursday morning. Outpatient didactics include outpatient report, case discussions from the Yale Office-Based Medicine Curriculum and educational half-days. 

Our department very strongly encourages residents to consider academic careers in laboratory-based or patient-oriented research. Toward this end, our department encourages appropriate individuals to pursue the American Board of Internal Medicine Research Pathway. This pathway represents a “short track” into fellowship training as residents in this pathway complete only two rather than three clinical years of internal medicine residency. However, because this pathway requires three years of research training, it shortens training by a year only for those who plan to pursue intensive research training of this duration.