Ambulatory HIV Medicine

Targeted outpatient HIV and primary care training for fellows interested in pursuing post graduate work in these areas.  Includes additional outpatient elective blocks at other sites, including STI at Burgdorf Clinic, Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport, advanced HIV at Brownstone and East Hartford, and at Yale New Haven Hospital (Nathan Smith), addiction medicine at the Brownstone and Community Health Resources, Gender Affirming Care. This will also include dedicated work with Ryan White Care Act teams on quality improvement projects and coordination at the state level with the Department of Public Health. There will be dedicated assigned teaching experiences with MS2s in Case Oriented Essentials – HIV week in October, and IM resident teaching around HIV and STI. Research and scholarly activity should be focused on outpatient HIV topics.

  1. When feasible, arrange for continuity clinic at Hartford (Brownstone) with Dr. Palmer.
  2. During each of 4 annual elective blocks, attend clinic with Dr. Cahill at the Brownstone every Monday (HIV, STI, LGBTQ and gender health). During these sessions you will review elements of the National HIV Curriculum.
  3. Arrange for other relevant experiences during your elective blocks; it will be important for you to plan for these blocks well ahead of time and be in contact with the appropriate preceptors so that they are prepared and all of the necessary administrative work is completed.
    • Addiction medicine (Dr. Deutsch, Community Health Resources)
    • Clinics in East Hartford (Dr. Godshall), Nathan Smith at Yale (Dr. Barakat), STI clinic in Bridgeport (Gary Spinner), the Burgdorf (Drs. Goldman), Brownstone (Cahill – Gender, LGBTQ, Addiction)
    • Research and writing blocks to work on related QI projects and scholarly activities.
    • Teaching opportunities at the School of Medicine and IM Residency programs.
  4. Work toward certification in HIV Medicine by completing the AAHIVM Curriculum.