The Wednesday Evening Clinic (WEC) is a longitudinal primary care clinic for up to 15 Yale Medical Students in Yale's Primary Care Center (a resident clinic during the daytime). Participation in WEC provides an opportunity for MD and MD/PhD students to follow their own patients and complete the Primary Care Clerkship during research or MBA/MPH years.
Responsibilities include seeing 1-3patients/night, discussing the patients with an attending, and writing notes. Students will also present at pre-clinic conferences, which involves presenting a case or disease common to primary care to fellow students. Students take turns bringing dinner. Pre-clinic conference and dinner are @ 5PM promptly, patients are then seen from 5:45 to 8:00PM. Work for the clinic is mostly completed during the evening on Wednesdays but follow-up on studies may occur throughout the week. Providers also may participate in the care of their patients outside of the clinic (i.e. scrub in on their surgeries).
The WEC is a wonderful and unique opportunity to be responsible for your own cohort of patients over the course of many months. Additionally, the attending physician staff is outstanding, engaging and excited about teaching students.
There is a minimum commitment of 1 calendar year (many MD/PhDs stay a few years). Students are required to attend at least 38 of 50 clinic sessions (the Wednesdays before Thanksgiving and between Christmas/New Years is always off). Students may start at any point during the year. Completion of the integrated Medical Approach to the Patient clerkship is required.
If you have any questions, or would like to come by the clinic to learn more, please contact Lee Ying.