Internal Medicine Residency Program

1. Mix of Diseases

Encountered patients will have a wide variety of conditions representative of common medical problems. Problems concerning Cardiovascular Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Infectious Disease, gender-specific disease states, Hematology and Oncology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Hypertension, Dermatology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic injuries, Preoperative management, Medical problems with the Surgical Patient, Endocrinology, Rheumatologic disease states, Critical Care Medicine, Care of the Pregnant woman, Poisoning and Overdose, Psychiatry as well as other disease states.

2. Patient Characteristics and Clinical Encounters

Patients admitted to the teaching service include a wide demographic and ethnic mix from the greater Danbury Region. There is a wide variety of socioeconomic situations. This mix provides the resident physician with a stimulating training experience with broad diagnostic opportunities.

3. Procedures and Services

Residents will have ample opportunity to meet their ABIM required procedure list including: Arterial puncture, Venous blood draws, Central and peripheralvenous catheterization, Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Paracentesis, Thoracentesis, Pap smear technique, NG Tube insertion, Lumbar puncture.

Also residents will become proficient in the interpretation of general lab disorders, urinanalysis, ABGs, EKGs, Basic Radiology, Gram stains, Spirometry, Vaginal secretion analysis, Dermatologic skin analysis, as well as other techniques.

4. Reading Lists, Other Educational Resources

All residents are expected to read about their patients’ cases in an appropriate general medicine text. 

The following is a list of recommended resources, this list is not comprehensive and individuals may have personal preferences. Also the library staff is available to assist.

Textbooks and Hard Copies:

  • Harrison’s Textbook of Medicine
  • MKSAP (also available on CD-ROM)


  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine

Online Resources:

Our library staff is available to help you navigate our excellent on-line resources.

  • Johns Hopkins Ambulatory Medicine Modules
  • Cardiosource
  • Visual Dx (in development)
  • Up-to-Date
  • ACP Pier Modules
  • Health Care Resources List;
  • Research and Statististics
  • Evidence Based Resources
  • British Medical Journal
  • US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendations

For More Information

Please contact us if you have questions about the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Danbury Hospital, or would like more information.