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From the Director

From the Director
July 2022

Dear Candidate,

I would like to present our unique Internal Medicine Residency Program combining the best of university and community training. A challenging academic environment is the result of exceptional Greenwich Hospital and Yale School of Medicine faculty that provide multiple weekly lectures and numerous elective opportunities in Greenwich and New Haven. Greenwich Hospital is recognized nationally for exceptional patient satisfaction and provides a collegial atmosphere for learning. Your quality of life is enhanced by the charm of the town of Greenwich, which is located forty-five minutes from midtown Manhattan, as well as the convenience of having to option to live in subsidized, hospital-owned apartments located only a five-minute walk from the hospital. Wellness here is a reality, not merely a goal. 

I trained at a community hospital and have never regretted this decision; nor will you if you come join us at the Greenwich Hospital/Yale University internal medicine residency program. Since 1995, 144 categorical residents have graduated from our program, of whom 131 have taken the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Certifying Examination, and 119 (90%) are board certified (7 more will take the boards this summer). Fifty-four (38%) of our graduates practice primary care, 27 (19%) are hospitalists and 60 (42%) have matched into fellowships. 

Our commitment to quality, safety and process improvement integrates residents in every aspect of institutional culture. Residents lead Housestaff Safety, Wellness and Quality Improvement Committees. In addition to noon lectures from Yale and Greenwich faculty, there are weekly Board Review sessions, weekly Chief Reports, weekly Cardiology Conferences, monthly Resident Wellness meetings and Director's Lunches, and quarterly Nephrology and Morbidity & Mortality conferences, ECG meetings, and Journal Clubs. Weekly Code simulations and bi­annual invasive procedure training occur in a high-fidelity Simulation Center located within Greenwich Hospital. Our Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum develops this skill as residents train in the ICU and on other inpatient rotations. The Ambulatory curriculum includes experiences in a wide variety of Internal Medicine and non-Medicine specialties while stressing high value primary care, continuity, disease prevention, and attention to health care disparities. Residents collaboratively create their call schedules and meet regularly with me and with the Chief Resident. Strict adherence to workload caps and work hour restrictions ensures adequate rest and optimal learning and patient care. 

After reviewing our web pages, should you apply for training at Greenwich Hospital and are invited to interview, you will see for yourself how an exceptional educational experience in Internal Medicine can co-exist with a high quality of life. We truly look forward to meeting you remotely. 

Sincerely yours,

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Charles B. Seelig, MD, MS, FACP
Director of Medical Education and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, New York Medical College 
2012 ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award Recipient

P.S. Please feel free to contact me directly at (203) 863-3913 or e-mail: [email protected]