From the Director

July, 2017

Dear Future Colleague:

I would like to present our unique Internal Medicine Residency Program that combines the best features of university and community training. A challenging academic environment results from the efforts of an exceptional local faculty and Yale School of Medicine providing two to three lectures weekly in Greenwich and a tertiary elective site. 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, Connecticut, forty-five minutes from midtown Manhattan and the convenience of living in subsidized apartments (free for categorical residents), a five-minute walk from the hospital.

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, 114 categorical residents have graduated from our program, of whom, 100 (88%) have taken the ABIM Certifying Examination and 89 (89%) are board certified. Forty­eight (42%) practice primary care, 19 (17%) are hospitalists and 43 (38%) have matched into fellowships.

Our commitment to quality, safety and process improvement integrates residents in every aspect of institutional culture. Residents lead a House Staff Safety Council, Professionalism Council and Quality Improvement Committee. In addition to Yale lectures there are weekly Board Review sessions in all sub­specialties, monthly Resident Wellness meetings and Palliative Care, Spirituality in Medicine 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 primary care, prevention and continuity. 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. Despite relaxation of work hour restrictions nationally, our program has chosen to continue the schedule we had in place prior to this.

After reviewing our Website, should you apply for 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