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Residency Program FAQs

Griffin Hospital offers 4 residency training programs:
Program Program Length Positions Offered 2017-2018 NRMP No.
Categorical Internal Medicine 3-year program 6 1977140C0
Preliminary Internal Medicine 1-year program 6 1977140P0
Combined Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine 4-year program 3 1977751C0
Categorical Preventive Medicine* 2-year program 1 N/A

*requires at least 1 year of preliminary/transitional/categorical residency training

We carefully consider the entire application of each candidate to determine those who will be invited for an interview. This includes the applicant’s letters of recommendation, medical school performance, extracurricular/volunteer experiences, scholarly activities, commitment to the specialty, and USMLE scores. Most of our applicants have USMLE Step I and Step II scores of 220 or higher. We prefer recent medical graduates (typically within the last 5 years). However, we have had residents in our program who began residency more than 5 years after graduating from medical school. For International Medical Graduates, US clinical experience is preferred.

We support any visa which will allow you to legally work as a resident physician, typically J1 or H1. The program does not pay for visa or attorney fees except where mandated by law. Since immigration and visa requirements frequently change, you should contact an immigration attorney to discuss your visa options. It is your responsibility to meet the requirements for the desired visa.

Categorical Internal Medicine: We recruit applicants who will have careers in primary care, academic internal medicine and its subspecialties. We actively promote careers in primary care given the shortage of primary care providers in the United States.

Combined Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine: We recruit applicants who will have careers in primary care, academic internal medicine and preventive medicine and public health, as is the mandate of our Program’s grants and mission. Our focus is in training physicians with the mindset of public service and public health. Our residency is not suitable for those who wish to enter a subspecialty/fellowship training program after residency.

The Residency Program begins downloading ERAS applications in mid-September. Faculty begin review of completed ERAS applications in the beginning of October. Invitations for interview are sent out on an ongoing weekly basis until all interview dates are filled.

The deadline for application submission is December 31st.
Residents typically live in Shelton and other surrounding Valley towns (including Ansonia and Derby), downtown New Haven, and other nearby towns (Woodbridge, West Haven, Hamden, Milford and Orange). The Program does not provide housing for residents. The Graduate Medical Education office can provide information pertaining to available rentals in the area.
2017-2018 resident salaries
PGY level Salary
PGY-1 $56,516
PGY-2 $58,988
PGY-3 $61,542
PGY-4 $64,592
Senior residents (PGY-2, PGY-3, and PGY-4) rotate at Yale for electives beginning in 2nd year. Typically, this includes 1-2 rotations at the PGY-2 level and 1-2 rotations at the PGY-3 level for Internal Medicine Categorical Residents. For Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine (IM/PM) Residents, PGY-2 and PGY-4 residents may be able to do 1-2 elective rotations at Yale. Additionally, during PGY3 in the IM/PM Program, residents have ample opportunity to interact with Yale faculty and be involved in research projects while pursuing their Master of Public Health (MPH) degree or taking additional courses for those who already have an MPH.

All residency training programs (Internal Medicine Categorical, Internal Medicine Preliminary, Categorical Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine, Categorical Preventive Medicine) go through the NRMP match except for the Advanced Preventive Medicine Track (begins in PGY-2 for those with at least a preliminary year or transitional year or previously completed a residency training program).

The program is very competitive and we try to recruit the best residents. We have both American and international graduates that we are very proud of.

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Here's a sample of a Resident Contract (PDF) for applicants and a current copy of the institutional policy regarding resident eligibility for appointment.