Primary Care Residency

The American College of Physicians stated that “medical education and training will need to change to better prepare young physicians for practice under the "advanced medical home model". We have taken this concept and created an innovative Primary Care Residency Track in the Patient-centered Medical Home model that we hope meets this objective. Trainees in our program will spend a significant portion of their time in the outpatient setting.

Our block electives are designed to provide a broad primary care training experience. These specially designed processes provide our resident-physicians with the tools needed to provide comprehensive outpatient care upon graduation.

Mission Statement

The Patient-centered Medical Home model focuses the process of health care on the needs of the patient as the priority above all else. Our goal is in adherence to this principle within our training program in order to prepare our resident-physicians well for a successful future in Primary Care.

Resident Representatives

Laura Mones, MD, Chief Medical Resident
Iulia Tulai, MD, Chief Medical Resident


Aparna Oltikar, MD, FACP
Chair of Medicine
Western Connecticut Health Network
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury CT 06810

Winston Shih MD
Program Director Internal Medicine 
Western Connecticut Health Network
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury CT 06810

William Delaney, MD
Associate Program Director- Primary Care Track
Western Connecticut Health Network
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury CT 06810

Applications for our program are accepted exclusively through the Residency Application Service from the Association of American Medical Colleges (ERAS).

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding the Primary Care Residency Program at Danbury Hospital.

Nicole Lozada
Primary Care Residency Program
Danbury Hospital 
24 Hospital Ave 
Danbury, CT 06810

Email: Nicole.Lozada@wchn.org
Telephone: (203) 739-4973

Primary Care Residency Program

Q: What are the application requirements for the Danbury Hospital Primary Care Residency Program?

  • A Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Letters of Recommendation (3)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Scores
  • Complex Scores (if applicable)
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Visa Status (if applicable)

Q: Does Internal Medicine participate in ERAS and NRMP?

  • A: Yes

Q: Do we accept outside applications?

  • A: No, we ONLY ACCEPT applications from ERAS applicants.

Q: How many applicants do you accept per year?

  • A: Primary care track accepts 6 residents per year. We start reviewing our applications in September and setting up interviews in November, December and January. You will be notified with an e-mail if you are selected to interview.

Q: What USMLE steps are required?

  • A: Step 1 and Step 2 CS and CK are required.

Q: Is US clinical experience required?

  • A: Helpful but not mandatory.