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Welcome & Our Mission

Mission Statement

The goal of the Yale Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program is to train excellent internists who derive joy and purpose from the care of patients and the pursuit of life-long learning in an increasingly complex healthcare system. Our program provides a diverse community of residents and core faculty dedicated to teaching in a nurturing training environment. Residents experience a wide range of educational opportunities including the option of elective rotations at our sponsoring institution, Yale New Haven Hospital. We aspire to advance the health of our patients in the Waterbury community through our service, and we focus on a spirit of collegiality and kindness that puts the individual first.

Chairman's Welcome Message

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For over fifty years Waterbury Hospital has been committed to the education of residents-in-training in internal medicine. Education has been a part of the fabric and fiber of the hospital. At the center of this experience at Waterbury Hospital are the patients who provide us with the privilege and challenge of caring for a very special population of people with a broad spectrum of medical conditions. Our educators are made up of a vibrant and talented full-time faculty, combined with dedicated and highly trained community physicians who provide superb, direct hands-on training in pulmonary medicine, cardiology, rheumatology, infectious disease, neurology, endocrinology, dermatology, nephrology, and hematology/oncology.

Our dedicated firm system of patient care, education, quality and safety is supported by a superb nursing staff, case managers, social workers, speech pathologists, and physical therapists.

Residents in addition receive an in-depth outpatient experience and education through rotations at community based practices, as well as the Henry S. Chase Outpatient Center.

Our department is also fortunate to rely on an extremely talented and superb faculty in surgery, radiology and pathology who contribute greatly to the care of our patients in medicine and the education of our house staff. Our training program is proud to have trained physicians who have contributed greatly to medicine at many levels and have been recognized as superb practitioners and educators at the local, state, national, and international level.

Whether you are interested in practicing primary care, subspecializing in the many divisions of medicine, community medicine, hospitalist medicine, or research, the Yale-Waterbury Hospital Residency Program will provide you with superb training to accomplish your goals.

I look forward to meeting you and having the opportunity to introduce you to a community-based training program in primary care that is second to none.

David N. Podell, MD, PhD, MACP, FACR
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Waterbury Hospital