Living In New Haven
By Parsa Salehi, MD
When looking at residency, the medical training is of utmost importance but it’s also important to look at life outside the hospital. Yale University has resources and events for a wide variety of interests. With a Yale University ID, residents have access to them all. For history and art enthusiasts, Yale has two world-class museums: The Yale University Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art. When it is time to study, Yale offers an array of beautiful libraries in which residents can study in peace, such as the Beinecke Rare Book Library and the Sterling Memorial Library. Almost daily, there is a Yale-sponsored talk on campus or show. On any given day, John Kerry can be hosting a forum, Leo DiCaprio can be screening a new movie, and Meryl Streep can be acting in a play.
New Haven itself affords many of the luxuries of a big city, without the many pitfalls. There is an active food scene, including multiple New Haven pizzerias which are consistently ranked in the top 10 in the nation. As for weekend getaways, Boston, Philadelphia, and NYC are a quick ride away. For outdoor lovers, New Haven offers access to gorgeous hiking trials and beaches, like Giuffrida Park, Sleeping Giant, Westport beach, East Rock. The cost of living is very affordable on a resident salary.
Lastly, our program is extremely supportive of resident wellness and education. We have an annual summer golf outing as well as a winter ski/snowboard outing. We have mentoring dinners with attendings and residents throughout the year. We do our best to create a collegial, warm and friendly environment in which we can live, work and thrive. To catch a glimpse of resident life here at Yale, check out our Social Media sites below: