A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more than even the whole man. He must view the man in his world.
— Harvey Cushing
The Wednesday Evening Clinic (WEC) is a student-run longitudinal primary care clinic in Yale's Primary Care Center that has been in operation for over 50 years. It provides primary care services to diverse members of our New Haven community.
Integrated Primary Care
WEC functions as a group practice, and is divided into three patient care teams, each supervised by a designated team attending.
Students manage general health maintenance including: basic OB/GYN care, age-appropriate screening, urgent visits for acute problems, chronic conditions (such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension), and coordinate care for complicated problems seen by specialists.
Most patients in our clinic are from low-income households with many barriers to healthcare access.
You may be your patient’s only access to medical care, and you have the potential to improve the lives of your patients and of their families.
Longitudinal Clinical Experience
All patient care is provided by the medical student assigned to that patient, or by one of their student colleagues.
You will be listed as the PCP for a panel of 30-40 patients.
Continuing Medical Education
Students will develop clinical skills while actively caring for patients under the close guidance and mentorship of PCC attendings.
There will be opportunities to prepare case reports for publication, and partake in primary care-related outcomes and quality improvement research.
Completion of a one-year rotation grants primary care elective credit, necessarry for particular residency applications such as in California.