From the Director

July 2016

Dear Future Colleague:

As you consider your options for post-graduate medical education, I would like to present our unique Internal Medicine Residency Program that combines the best features of university and community based training. A challenging academic environment results from the joint efforts of an exceptional local faculty and the Yale School of Medicine that provide two to three core lectures weekly in Greenwich and a tertiary site for electives. Greenwich Hospital is ranked among the top hospitals nationally in patient satisfaction and provides a collegial atmosphere for learning and patient care. Your quality of life is enhanced by the charm of Greenwich, Connecticut, forty-five minutes from midtown Manhattan and the convenience of living in modern subsidized apartments (free for categorical residents), a five-minute walk from the hospital.

Many years ago, I chose to train at a top quality community hospital and have never regretted this decision; nor will you if you come to Greenwich. Since becoming the program director in 1995, 108 categorical residents have graduated. Forty-eight (44%) practice primary care (many in the area), 16 (15%) are hospitalists and 41 (38%) have gone on to competitive fellowships. To date, 96 have taken the ABIM Certifying Examination and 85 (88%) are board certified. Regarding fellowships since 2010, three residents have matched into Hematology/Oncology, three into Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, three into Palliative Care, two into Geriatrics and one each into Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Occupational Medicine and Sleep Medicine.

Our commitment to quality, safety and process improvement is multifaceted, integrating the residents in virtually every aspect of the institution’s culture and coordinated by the resident run House Staff Safety Council and House Staff Quality Improvement Committee. In addition to the Yale lectures there are weekly Board Review sessions in all sub-specialties, monthly Palliative Care, Spirituality in Medicine and Geriatrics Rounds. A high fidelity Simulation Center with dedicated staff and local faculty provide weekly Code Simulations and procedure training. Our ambulatory curriculum includes experiences in a wide variety of Internal Medicine and non-Medicine specialties while stressing primary care, prevention and continuity. Residents cooperatively create their call schedules and meet regularly with me and with the Chief Resident to discuss changes in policies, procedures, conferences and curricula. Strict adherence to workload caps and work hour restrictions ensures adequate rest and optimal patient care and learning. Medical students from Yale and New York Medical College do core third year Internal Medicine clerkships and sub-internships at Greenwich Hospital.

Should you choose to apply for residency training at Greenwich Hospital and are invited for an 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.

Sincerely yours,

Charles B. Seelig, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.

Charles B. Seelig, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.
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: Charles.Seelig@greenwichhospital.org