From the Director

From the Director
July 2021

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 an exceptional local faculty and Yale School of Medicine that provides two to three lectures weekly in Greenwich and tertiary electives in 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 Greenwich, Conn., 45 minutes from midtown Manhattan and the convenience of living in subsidized apartments, a five-minute walk from the hospital. Wellness here is a reality not merely a goal.

Many years ago, I trained at a community hospital and have never regretted this decision; nor will you if you come to Greenwich. Since 1995, 137 categorical residents have graduated from our program, of whom, 124 have taken the ABIM Certifying Examination (7 will take the boards this summer) and 112 (90%) of those are board certified. Fifty-one (37%) practice primary care, 26 (19%) are hospitalists and 57 (47%) have matched into fellowships.

Our commitment to quality, safety and process improvement integrates residents in every aspect of institutional culture. Residents lead House Staff Safety, Wellness, Professionalism, Diversity, Equity/Inclusion and Quality Improvement Committees. In addition to Yale lectures there are weekly Board Review sessions in all sub­specialties, monthly Resident Wellness meetings and bi-weekly Palliative Care and Geriatrics Rounds. Weekly Code simulations and procedure training occur in a high fidelity Simulation Center. Our Point of Care Ultrasound curriculum develops this skill in the residents. The Ambulatory curriculum includes experiences in a wide variety of Internal Medicine and non-Medicine specialties while stressing High value primary care, continuity, prevention and attention to health care disparities. Residents cooperatively 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 website, 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 remotely meeting you.

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]