Internal Medicine Residency Program at Danbury Hospital

Message from the Program Director

Danbury is a large, full service community hospital with strong academics. We provide primary care for the greater Danbury area and also serve as a regional referral center. Over the last 30 years we experienced tremendous growth in our patient population, faculty and residency program. There are over 150 outstanding and dedicated full-time teaching faculty in the Department of Medicine, spanning from primary care, hospitalists, to all subspecialties. The residency program offers strong clinical teaching, excellent research opportunities, and a robust evaluation process and wellness program. We pay great attention to each resident’s personal growth and wellbeing.

I have served as APD/PD since I arrived in Danbury hospital in 1989. I have trained over 500 young physicians over the last 30 years. The most enjoyable part of my job is to teach and interact with our residents on a daily basis. The house staff keep myself and the faculty on our toes, help us stay current and be better physicians.

We are looking for motivated individuals who will thrive in a challenging but nurturing residency program. I am confident you will become an excellent internist and well prepared for a career in internal medicine and beyond.

Dr. Winston Shih- Program Director

Dr. Shih has served as the Associate Program Director/Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency since 1989. Dr. Shih received his BSE from Princeton University, summa cum laude. He earned his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and was elected to AOA. He completed his residency training and Nephrology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served as a Chief Resident. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor with Yale University School of Medicine. He is also the Chief of Nephrology & Hypertension and the director of the Nelson Gelfman Dialysis Unit at Danbury Hospital.


Welcome to Danbury Hospital’s Internal Medicine Program! As a three year categorical medicine program, we aim to train competent, compassionate and well-rounded physicians. Our graduates are prepared to provide excellent patient-centered care as they take their next career step, whether entering general practice or pursuing further subspecialty training.

Being a Yale School of Medicine affiliated program, our residents have a hybrid opportunity to learn from experts in academic medicine each week, while being able to train in a community-hospital setting. Our housestaff additionally serve as clinical instructors for the University of Vermont, providing residents the valuable opportunity to develop teaching skills. Combined with our growing research department and Global Health Initiative, we believe our program strongly encourages residents to be equipped with both knowledge for the medical boards, and prepares them to become lifelong learners.

Mission / Vision Statement

The mission of the Internal Medicine program at Danbury Hospital is to provide our residents an outstanding educational experience to ensure that they are prepared to practice general internal medicine or to enter subspecialty fellowship training. This is done by educating them in the essentials of clinical medicine along with the necessary pathophysiology and basic science required of a knowledgeable and skillful physician. The residents are taught to deliver health services, regardless of a patients’ ability to pay, to a diverse patient population without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, or social status. The program requires and supports our residents’ role as teachers and educators in their interactions with their peers, students, ancillary medical professionals, and patients. In addition, the program supports the professional development of our residents allowing for personal growth and individualization of goals.

Program Structure

Our three-year categorical medicine program is designed to equip residents for a career in general Internal Medicine or medicine subspecialties. Therefore, our curriculum focuses on providing a broad array of rotations to allow optimal opportunity for learning during training.

Our curriculum is designed using a “4+2” schedule, meaning that residents participate in 4 weeks of inpatient rotations/subspecialty electives, followed by 2 weeks of outpatient continuity clinic or elective. This allows for residents to have a more balanced schedule in regards to teaching opportunity as well as work-life balance.

Residents are additionally required to complete 4 weeks of Emergency Medicine, 4 weeks of Neurology & 4 weeks of Geriatrics, in accordance with ACGME regulations.

Lastly, for residents interested in Global Health, a 6-week international elective can be completed in your second or third year. Please see Global Health for more information.

Outlines per PGY can be seen below:


    • 18-22 weeks of inpatient medicine (floors)
    • 2 weeks of ICU
    • 1 week of dedicated Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum (POCUS)
    • 2-4 weeks of Night Float
    • 8 weeks of outpatient primary care clinic
    • 10-12 weeks of subspecialty electives
    • 4 weeks vacation

PGY 2 & 3:

  • 6-8 weeks of inpatient medicine (floors)
  • 4 weeks of ICU
  • 4 weeks of Step Down/ Progressive Care Medicine
  • 8 weeks of outpatient primary care clinic
  • 2-4 weeks of Night Float
  • 8-10 weeks of subspecialty electives
  • 2-4 weeks of Yale New Haven Rotation (or other away rotation)
  • 2-4 weeks of dedicated research time (if requested)
  • 4 weeks of Geriatric Medicine (PGY 3 ONLY)
  • 4 weeks vacation

Academic Offerings

Our program utilizes an academic half day style; where each Thursday is dedicated to protected time (free from clinical duties) from 12:45-4:30 containing 4 lectures. The first lecture is given by a Yale School of Medicine clinician, with the remaining lectures consisting of review from in-house attendings and board review. Lunch is provided.

In addition to the academic half-day, our residents find that the strongest component of our curriculum to be our Morning Report, hosted by the chief residents, program director, associate program directors and specialists involved in the case. Morning Reports occur four days a week, with the exception of Wednesdays for Grand Rounds.

Additional Academic Opportunities Include:

  1. Grand Rounds (weekly)
  2. Intern Report
  3. Resident Driven Interactive Learning Sessions (weekly)
  4. Nephrology Forum (weekly
  5. Cardiology Cath Conference (weekly)
  6. ECG Review
  7. Infectious Disease Journal Club (monthly)
  8. Research Seminars
  9. Formal Procedure Training Sessions
  10. Mock Code Simulation

Point-of-care Ultrasound

The point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) program at Danbury Hospital is specifically designed to give internal medicine residents a thorough understanding and proficiency in bedside ultrasonography as it pertains to inpatient medicine. It is the first of its kind in our network. We run an ultrasound “boot camp” for PGY-1 residents in order facilitate key concepts in basic ultrasonography and probe manipulation. All residents then go through a one-week rotation dedicated to POCUS education, with a strong emphasis on bedside didactics and hands-on time with the probes. Cases are selected from inpatients on the general medical floors, the ICU and the emergency department.

Our didactic materials are comprehensive and include online modules, the simulation lab, POCUS-dedicated mannequins, standardized patients and, of course, hospitalized inpatients.

Research Opportunities

Danbury Hospital’s Internal Medicine residency program ensures that all residents have opportunities to gain knowledge and skills in the areas of clinical research, evidence-based medicine, and quality improvement. From the beginning of the intern year, our residents are involved in research seminars that are conducted throughout the year and cover essential principles of the research process. In addition, our journal club puts learned skills into practice by using the published literature to dissect multiple examples of research design and practice applying research findings to patient care.

Our residents are then encouraged to utilize this knowledge to design their own research and quality-improvement projects. The scholarly activities are fully supported by the residency program and Department of Research and Innovation, including assistance with IRB submission, statistical support, and dedicated research time. The Residency Research Director and other faculty provide close mentorship throughout the project development and execution.

Our Annual Joseph L. Belksy, MD Research Day offers an excellent opportunity not only to share results of the work with colleagues, but also to practice presentation skills. Many of our residents have presented their original research at regional, national, and international meetings.

Current research projects span a wide spectrum of research designs and areas of medicine, to include epidemiological studies, cohort studies, case-controlled studies, and randomized clinical trials in the areas of infectious disease, pulmonology, critical care, sleep medicine, cardiology, and rheumatology.

Danbury Hospital Internal Medicine residency program is a wonderful environment of curiosity and inquiry that inspires professional growth and can make the residency time truly memorable.

Oleg Sostin, M.D., MCR
Residency Research Director

Recent Resident Research Projects and Publications

Hematologic side effects of biologics and kinase inhibitors used in rheumatologic diseases: a review of the current evidence. Ann Hematol. 2022 Sep;101(9):1897-1904. doi: 10.1007/s00277-022-04896-7. Epub 2022 Jun 27. PMID: 35759025; PMCID: PMC9243812.

A second look at the mortality in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura score: An external validation study. Transfus Med. 2023 Jun;33(3):227-231. doi: 10.1111/tme.12956. Epub 2023 Jan 27. PMID: 36705047.

Upper Airway Complications in COVID-19: A Case Series. Cureus. 2023 Apr 5;15(4):e37163. doi: 10.7759/cureus.37163. PMID: 37153305; PMCID: PMC10162402.

Chromhidrosis. Brown J Hosp Med. 2022;1(3). Baral MR, Bhandari S, Rudinskaya A. Gastric Antral Vascular Ectasia in Limited Systemic Sclerosis. Brown J Hosp Med. 2022;1(3).

A Couple With False Hellebore Poisoning. AIM Clinical Cases.2022;1:e220715. [Epub 20 December 2022]. doi:10.7326/aimcc.2022.0715.

An Uncommon Case of Acute Coronary Stent Thrombosis. Cureus. 2023 Jan 16;15(1):e33834. doi: 10.7759/cureus.33834. PMID: 36655155; PMCID: PMC9842189.

Pneumomediastinum as a Complication of Cocaine Insufflation. Cureus. 2023 May 1;15(5):e38392. doi: 10.7759/cureus.38392. PMID: 37143856; PMCID: PMC10153765.

Cardiac Amyloidosis Disguised as Atrial Flutter: A Case Report. Cureus. 2023 May 26;15(5):e39524. doi: 10.7759/cureus.39524. PMID: 37250607; PMCID: PMC10224743.

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Following COVID-19 Infection. Cureus. 2023 Jan 28;15(1):e34307. doi: 10.7759/cureus.34307. PMID: 36721708; PMCID: PMC9884115.

A Rare Case of PertuzumabInduced Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Cureus 15(5): e39797. doi:10.7759/cureus.39797.

Internal Jugular Venous Thrombosis With Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: A Rare First Presentation of Gray Zone Lymphoma. Cureus. 2023 Apr 4;15(4):e37096. doi: 10.7759/cureus.37096. PMID: 37153303; PMCID: PMC10158559.

Case Report of Painless Obstructive Jaundice: A Rare First Presentation of Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Cureus. 2023 Feb 27;15(2):e35561. doi: 10.7759/cureus.35561. PMID: 37007420; PMCID: PMC10060124.

A Rare Case of Acute Liver Failure Secondary to Miliary Liver Metastasis. Cureus. 2022 Dec 7;14(12):e32282. doi: 10.7759/cureus.32282. PMID: 36628026; PMCID: PMC9817182.

Dropped Gallstone Mimicking Retroperitoneal Tumor 5 Years After Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Posing a Diagnostic Challenge. Cureus. 2022 Nov 9;14(11):e31284. doi: 10.7759/cureus.31284. PMID: 36382310; PMCID: PMC9644824.

Pulmonary Metastases From Primary Thigh Leiomyosarcoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Cureus 15(5): e39562. doi:10.7759/cureus.39562

Pulmonary Angiosarcoma With Synchronous Invasive Aspergillosis Presenting as Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage and Acute Kidney Injury: A Case Report of a Previously Unreported Combination Posing a Diagnostic Challenge. Cureus. 2023 May 3;15(5):e38507. doi: 10.7759/cureus.38507. PMID: 37284386; PMCID: PMC10240848.

An Unusual Case of Lung Adenocarcinoma Metastasis to the Tricep Muscle: Four Years Disease-Free After Surgical Resection and Radiotherapy. Cureus 15(4): e38347. doi:10.7759/cureus.38347

A Rare Case of Relapsed Sarcoidosis Presenting As Severe Thrombocytopenia Associated With Intracerebral Hemorrhage Due to Bone Marrow Involvement. Cureus 15(4): e37973. doi:10.7759/cureus.37973.

Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) First Manifested as a Rapidly Progressive Acute Respiratory Failure (RF): Lymph Node Biopsy Negative Presentation Posing a Diagnostic Challenge. Cureus. 2023 Apr 15;15(4):e37619. doi: 10.7759/cureus.37619. PMID: 37197117; PMCID: PMC10184955.

Hematologic side effects of biologics and kinase inhibitors used in rheumatologic diseases: a review of the current evidence. Annals of Hematology. 2022 Jun 27:1–8. doi: 10.1007/s00277-022-04896-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35759025; PMCID: PMC9243812.

Trends and Outcomes of Hospitalized Influenza Patients With End-Stage Kidney Disease: Insights From the National Inpatient Sample 2010-2019. Cureus. 2022 Apr 25;14(4):e24484. doi: 10.7759/cureus.24484. PMID: 35651447; PMCID: PMC9132744.

Severe warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia in COVID-19 managed with least incompatible RBC product and glucocorticoids. Annals of Hematology. 2022 Feb;101(2):431-432. doi: 10.1007/s00277-021-04457-4. Epub 2021 Feb 18. PMID: 33604688; PMCID: PMC7891115.

FOXC1 Binds Enhancers and Promotes Cisplatin Resistance in Bladder Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2022 Mar 28;14(7):1717. doi: 10.3390/cancers14071717. PMID: 35406487; PMCID: PMC8996937.

Foreign body reaction mimicking local recurrence from polyactide adhesion barrier film after laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery: A retrospective cohort study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Feb 4;101(5):e28692. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000028692. PMID: 35119013; PMCID: PMC8812642.

A Pilot Study Of Aspirin Resistance In Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients. Clinical and Investigative Medicine. 2021 Oct 3;44(3):E55-63. doi: 10.25011/cim.v44i3.36708. PMID: 34600460.

Gastrointestinal bleeding is associated with higher in-hospital mortality, longer length of stay and higher cost in patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest. Resusc Plus. 2021 Jul 8;7:100150. doi: 10.1016/j.resplu.2021.100150. PMID: 34308394; PMCID: PMC8283135.

A matched cohort study of convalescent plasma therapy for COVID-19. Journal of Clinical Apheresis. 2021 Aug;36(4):523-532.

Delayed anticoagulation in venous thromboembolism: Reasons and associated outcomes. Research and Practice in Thrombosis Haemostasis. 2021 Apr 7;5(4):e12500.

Clinical Outcomes With the Use of Prophylactic Versus Therapeutic Anticoagulation in Coronavirus Disease 2019. Critical Care Explorations. 2020;2(12):e0309.

Outcomes of MitraClip placement in patients with liver cirrhosis. Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine. 2020;S1553-8389(20)30483-8.

Characteristics of patients with frequent exacerbator phenotype of COPD and role of inhales corticosteroid therapy. CHEST. Volume 158, Issue 4S, October 2020.

Aspirin Resistance in Patients with OSA: ARISA Trial. CHEST. Volume 158, Issue 4S, October 2020.

Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Celiac Disease: An Insight from the National Inpatient Sample.  Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Volume 75, Issue 11:S2, March 2020.

Diabetes and its effect on abdominal aortic aneurysm growth rate in Hispanic patients. Annals of Vascular Surgery; 61, 254-260 – November 2019.

Octreotide as a Novel Agent for Management of Bronchorrhea in Mechanically-Ventilated Patients. Connecticut Medicine. January 2020. Volume 84, Issue 1. To be presented at the 2020 CHEST Annual Meeting.

Association between loop diuretic dose administered in first 24 hours of heart failure admissions and length of hospital stay. J Community Hosp Intren Med Perspect. 2018 Aug 23;8(4):195-199.

Reasons and associated outcomes in delayed anticoagulation in venous thromboembolism. Vascular Medicine. 2020 Jun; 25(3).

Readmissions Rates After Myocardial Infarction for Gastrointestinal Bleeding: A National Perspective. Dig Dis Sci. 2020;10.1007/s10620-020-06315.

The effects of a comprehensive care management program on readmission rates after acute exacerbation of COPD at a community-based academic hospital. Chronic Obstr Pulm Dis. 2018; 5(3): 185-192.

Heart Failure Self-Management Using a Mobile Web-Based Telemonitoring System: Impact on Hospital Readmission and Quality of Life. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Volume 75, Issue 11:S1, March 2020. □ Presented at the 2020 World Congress of Cardiology.

Comparison of the Microbiome Composition of Rectal Stool vs Laxative-purged Liquid Stool in Patients Undergoing Screening Colonoscopy. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 111:S84-S85, October 2016. □ Presented at the 2016 American College of Gastroenterology Scientific Meeting.


As medical residents, we understand that despite a strong passion for what we do, work fatigue can take over. Therefore, our program works actively to make sure wellness is a vital component of our day-to-day responsibilities.

Firstly, we strive to ease the transition of new interns into residency life by the creation of the “Big-Brother/Big-Sister” program whereby senior residents serve as both work and life mentors to their juniors. Our program supplants work weeks with open-feedback such as “Team Huddles” whereby anyone in the team can express regular workflow feedback, whether seniors to juniors and vice versa. Regular “Town Halls” with the Chief Residents allow residents to receive regular residency updates, express concerns, and have regular interaction. Access to the hospital’s Goldstone Caregiver Center allows residents to find a quiet spot to clear their mind in a calming and relaxing atmosphere.

Outside of COVID times, for wellness outside of work, we typically host weekly Soccer games held in a local sports dome where faculty and residents can apply a new kind of teamwork. We also provide yoga sessions at a local studio for residents’ free-of-charge. Holiday parties such as our annual Halloween Costume event, winter Holiday Gala, and spring Family Feud challenge bring residents together. While these are temporarily on hold given COVID-19, we are dedicated to finding ways to promote wellness virtually and in small group settings in the meantime. Our program functions on transparency and support in a close-knit environment.

Aside from the aforementioned, our Wellness Initiative includes the following:

  • Two half day wellness days annually for residents
  • Peer-to-peer support networks
  • Direct faculty mentorship
  • PACT – Physician/Associate Care Team peer supporters trained to effectively provide support
  • Ride Service for Post Call Days
  • System-wide Exercise Challenges
  • Invited guest speakers for health and wellness, including Goldstone Caregiver Center
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Danbury Hospital Current Residents

Internal Medicine
7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024 

Chief Medical Residents

Kavisha Jain
Dayanand Medical College

Jahangir Rouzbehani, MD
Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Carol Davila


Mohammad Ahmed-Khan, MD
C.M.H. Lahore Medical College

Nida Anwaar, MD
King Edward Medical University

*Dichhya Bhattarai, MD
Zhongshan School of Medicine (began 2/1/2022)

Felipe Carmona Pires, MD
Universidad Austral Facultad de Ciencas Biomedicas

Susanna Josey, MD
Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church Medical College

Muhammad Masood
St. George’s University School of Medicine

Mohamed Z. Mohamed Jiffry, MD
University of Sri Jayewardenepura Faculty of Med. Sciences

Guarina Molina, MD
Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) School of Medicine

Nisha Nepal, MD
KIST Medical College

Lisandra Nunez Cuello, MD
Universidad Carolica Nordestana

Nkechi Okam, MD
Universitatea de Medicin i Farmacie Grigore T. Popa

Maria Amelia Perozo, MD
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Gaurish Sharma, MD
Dayanand Medical College

Teena Thomas, MD
Chengalpattu Medical College

Jonathan Vargas Munoz, MD
Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) School of Medicine

Prabasha Weeraddana, MD
University of Sri Jayewardepepura Faculty of Med. Sciences



Samir Chaudhry, MD
Ross University

Deogracias De Luna, MD
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery

Khrystyna Deka, MD
O.O. Bogomolets National Medical University

Dinusha Dharmaratna, MD
University of Ruhuna Faculty of Medicine

Lorena Escano Volquez, MD
Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) School of Medicine

Daniel Jimenez Corado
Universidad Rafael Landívar Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud

Jacob Lovin, DO
Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine

Zain Nathani, MD
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine

Daniel Ocheita Duarte, MD
Universidad Rafael Landívar Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud

Santosh Pathak, MD
Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University

Chun-Yu Peng, MD
National Taiwan University College of Medicine

Jean Pichardo, MD
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra

Mohammed Saleh, DO
New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine

Lakmal Samarasinghe, MD
University of Ruhuna Faculty of Medicine

Malsha Walgamage, MD
Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education

Thilini Walgamage, MD
Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education


Sadikshya Bhandari, MD
Kathmandu University School of Medicine

Tapasya Bhusal, MD
Chitwan Medical College

Yu-Cheng Chang, MD
Chang Gung Medical College

Muhammad Islam, MD
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Medical & Dental College

Muhammad Khalid, MD
King Edward Medical College

Oleksandr Klymenko, MD
National Medical University

Hao-Kuen, Lin, MD
National Taiwan University

Po-Jen Lin, MD
National Taiwan University

Franz Lopez, MD
Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo

Ayah Mohamed, MD
Ain Shams University

Yuliya Prystupa, MD
Danylo Halytsky Lviv State Medical University

Huda Quanungo, MD
Ross University

Karanjit, Ratta, MD
Davao Medical School Foundation

Tenzin Tamdin, MD
Central America Health Sciences University

Anup Uprety, MD
Institute of Medicine Tribhuvan University

Karan Vasireddi, MD
Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medicine & Research


*PGY-3 1/31/2024

Recent Graduate Fellowship Placement

2023 Graduates:

  • Cardiology, UMass Chan, Baystate, Springfield, MA
  • Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Hematology/Oncology, University of Oklahoma
  • Hematology/Oncology, UMass Chan, Baystate, Springfield, MA
  • Hospice & Palliative Care, University of Iowa
  • Infectious Disease, Case Western, Cleveland, OH
  • Pulmonary Critical Care, St. Louis University, MO
  • Pulmonary Critical Care, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Rheumatology, Washington University, Louis, MO
  • Rheumatology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

2022 Graduates:

  • Cardiology, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT
  • Hematology/Oncology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
  • Nephrology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
  • Pulmonary Critical Care, Reading Hospital, Reading, PA
  • Vascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

2021 Graduates:

  • Cardiology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
  • Cardiology, Danbury Hospital, Danbury, CT
  • Cardiology, Marshall University, Huntington, VA
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

2020 Graduates:

  • Endocrinology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Hematology/Oncology, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Brighton, MA
  • Cardiology, University of Texas, San Antonio, TX
  • Cardiology Research Fellowship, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

2019 Graduates:

  • Cardiology, Hennepin Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Endocrinology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
  • Infectious Disease, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Rheumatology, SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Stony Brook Teaching Hospital, Stony Brook, NY
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, LSU Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, NYU Winthrop, Mineola, NY

2018 Graduates:

  • Cardiology, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
  • Endocrinology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
  • Geriatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Geriatrics Fellowship, Yale New Haven Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, CT
  • Hematology/Oncology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship, Weill Cornell, New York, NY

How to Apply / Interview Process

Applications to the Danbury Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Categorical Program will only be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS). The ERAS webs site can be located at We do not accept applications received in the mail or sent by fax.


  • ERAS Application
  • ERAS Supplemental Application (For the 2022 ERAS® cycle, our program will strongly encourage all applicants to complete a supplemental ERAS application, offered through the AAMC’s ERAS program. The additional information collected will help our program learn more about applicants’ medical education journey, including more meaningful information about work, volunteer, and research experiences, and will help us better identify applicants who fit our program environment and mission.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Photograph (optional but preferred)
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX Transcripts (Step 1 and Step 2 CS/CK or equivalent)
  • Mandatory COVID vaccination


  • All of the above requirements
  • S. citizen or permanent residency preferred
  • J-1 Visa’s and H1-B Visa’s will be considered
  • ECFMG Certificate
  • Recent US clinical experience is preferred
  • Recent graduate of medical school (preferred within past 5 years).


Applications must be completed by November 1st in order to be considered for review by the Selection Committee, though early applications are strongly encouraged.

Interviews are extended by email invitation only.

Interviews will be conducted virtually this year.


What is the structure of your floor teams?

The inpatient teams include a resident and an intern along with the attending hospitalist with strictly enforced team and individual patient caps.

What is the ICU experience like?

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is a 20-bed closed unit that cares for critically ill inpatients. The ICU is supervised by Board Certified pulmonologist/intensivists who make teaching rounds on a daily basis. There is also a Coronary Care Unit under the supervision of Board Certified cardiologists.

Do you have night coverage?

Yes, we have a night float system. All interns now rotate as part of the night float team consisting of interns and upper-level residents supervised by attending nocturnists. We emphasize teamwork and mentoring of night float interns by upper-level residents who are part of the night float team.

What is the vacation system?

Each resident has four weeks of vacation divided into two two-week blocks. Vacation requests are taken before the start of each academic year and most requests are fulfilled, especially for significant life events.

What other residencies are offered at Danbury Hospital?

General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dentistry, and Pathology

Is there any opportunity for electives at other institutions?

Yes, our residents are offered 4 weeks of elective each year during PGY2 and 3 as dedicated time for electives at Yale New Haven Hospital or dedicated research time. If a resident chooses to complete an away elective at an alternative site, they may arrange to do so.

Is there opportunity to complete a Global Health elective?

Those interested may apply for the Global Health program, a 6 week rotation abroad where you will have the opportunity to experience medicine as practiced in other countries. Established sites include Uganda, Vietnam, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Russia, and China.

Does your health system qualify for the Program Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program?

Yes, we are a 501(C)(3) facility and our residents may qualify for the PSLF Program