Yale’s Internal Medicine Residency Program Ranked #10 for 2022

The training programs offered by the Department of Internal Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) are characterized by caring, comprehensive, and inclusive mentoring that provides guidance on becoming good teachers as well as good clinicians and researchers.

“Our faculty is committed to providing exceptional training to medical students, residents and fellows,” said department president Gary V. Désir, MD, Paul B. Beeson, professor of medicine and vice-province for faculty development and diversity. “It is with great pleasure that we recognize that the Department’s Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program at Yale School of Medicine has been ranked 10th in the nation by US News & World Report’s 2022 Best Internal Medicine Programs list.”

The department is the largest division of YSM, as well as the largest clinical unit of Yale New Haven Hospital, and plays an important role in the educational missions of both institutions.

“There are some quality internal medicine training programs in the US, but what really sets us apart is the people,” said Dana Dunne, MD, MHS, associate chair, Education & Academic Affairs. “We have a very diverse faculty that is passionate about mentoring and teaching students and interns. For example, we’ve developed five robust award journey programs for residents who are constantly amazed at how accessible the faculty is and how excited they are to mentor their projects,” Dunne added.

“We are grateful to be recognized with this high ranking, which recognizes our national reputation for world-class clinical training,” said Mark D. Siegel, MD, professor of medicine (lung) and program director, Internal Medicine Traditional Residency Program. We are fortunate to be able to recruit many of the nation’s top internal medicine residents, who contribute in countless ways to our New Haven medical center and community.It is no surprise that our graduates move on to top scholarships and academic positions upon graduation.

“The success of the residents also reflects the full commitment of our faculty to the success and well-being of our interns. At Yale, our residents benefit from a long legacy of exceptional patient care, science, community service and education,” Siegel added.

Training opportunities include five Distinction Pathways: Clinician Educator; Global health and equity; Research; Quality Improvement & Arts Leadership; Race, Bias, and Advocacy in Medicine (RBAM). RBAM is the most recent training program. The participants reflect on the impact of prejudice and systems of oppression on the health care system, medical education and medical practice.

“We continue to be proud of the various levels of program leadership, the genuine commitment of our faculty, and the exceptional interns we can attract to our program,” said Vincent Quagliarello, MD, vice president of education and academic affairs.

In addition to the traditional internal medicine residency program, the department oversees programs in primary care and medicine/paediatrics, along with multiple ACGME-approved fellowship programs. Areas of subspecialty include refugee and asylum clinics, addiction training, HIV training, a writer’s workshop, an international health elective, and a research-in-residence program.

“Our mission is to engage residents to become wise, compassionate physicians with the strongest intellectual foundations in a supportive, collegial environment,” said Benjamin R. Doolittle, program director of medicine/pediatrics, MD, MDiv.

“All of our training programs strive to innovate to meet the healthcare needs of our patients and communities, as well as the educational needs of our residents, students and fellows. We continue to develop our programs in addiction medicine training, ultrasound training on care, community engagement and advocacy, with exposure to diverse ambulatory environments. We strive to educate leaders who will be drivers of change,” said John Moriarty, MD, associate professor of medicine (general medicine) and program director of the Primary Care Internal Medicine Program.

The Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program combines rigorous academic training with a nurturing community environment. “Our residents benefit from access to resources in education and research at Yale University while working and learning in a diverse and innovative community-based environment, under the guidance of highly trained and dedicated faculty,” said Ruth E. Weissberger, MDpprogram director, Yale-Waterbury Internal Medicine Residency Program.

The Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Internal Medicine is one of the premier departments in the country, bringing together an elite group of clinicians, researchers, and educators in one of the world’s top medical schools. For more information, visit Internal Medicine.

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