Graduate Medical Education

Surgical and Medical Residency Programs Graduate Top Doctors

Waterbury Hospital has always considered training of physicians to be an important part of the mission of the hospital. Educational programs promote a culture of learning and innovation that ensures the most advanced care for our patients.

Waterbury Hospital’s surgical residency program is one of the few remaining independent surgical residency programs in the country. The program provides a full spectrum of surgical experiences for our trainees. Since the only training programs at Waterbury Hospital are in general surgery and medicine, our residents have access to general surgery, ENT, urology, plastics, GYN, neurosurgery and orthopedic cases. We also train medical students from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Physician Assistant students from Quinnipiac University. Our residents rotate at Yale New Haven Hospital, Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Over 60 years old, the surgical residency program has graduated over 120 surgeons, many of whom have accepted prestigious fellowship appointments at prominent hospitals across the country.

Additionally, Waterbury Hospital is excited to announce a new Yale training program in Internal Medicine that will be located at Waterbury Hospital. We will be conducting interviews this Fall for our first (2014-15) intern class.

With a rich history of training excellent internists, Waterbury Hospital was the major teaching site for the Yale Primary Care Residency Program for over two decades. In September 2012, Yale-New Haven Hospital completed a merger with the other hospital in New Haven, creating two campuses, less than a mile apart. As a result of this expansion, the training site for the Yale Primary Care residency program will move to the Yale-New Haven Hospital campus, effective June, 2014. Simultaneously, Waterbury Hospital will become the site of the new Yale-sponsored Internal Medicine training program. Learn more about this program here.