GME Office Overview

Welcome to the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office and House Staff Office (HSO). We provide Yale-New Haven Hospital residents and fellows, and their families, with a wide range of information and assistance, on everything from applications and orientation to payroll and benefits. We also deal with issues regarding compliance, accreditation, visas and other matters.

GME Office Overview

Our Mission

Overall, the GME Office and House Staff Office help ensure exemplary training programs for our residents and fellows. We serve as the Ombudsman's Office for trainees in specialty and subspecialty programs, as well as the Training Program Liaison for the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

The House Staff Office serves as the personnel and payroll office for residents and fellows receiving paychecks from Yale-New Haven Hospital. GME Office Director Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD, through the various Program Directors, will verify training, licensing and loan deferment forms for the subspecialty fellows who are paid through Yale University.

Residents and fellows wishing to speak directly with Dr. Fisher should contact Deborah Lewis. Any concerns regarding interactions with other trainees, medical staff or health professionals, or patient care should be addressed with Dr. Fisher. Questions concerning visas should be direct to Heather Russell-Milici.

Our Staff

Rosemarie L. Fisher, MD
Director and Associate Dean, GME
Phone: 203.688.1449 / E-mail:
Along with her duties as the Director of GME for YNHH and Associate Dean of GME for YSM, Dr. Fisher also chairs the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC).

Karen McCausland
Administrative Coordinator, GME
Phone: 203.688.1449 / E-mail:
Karen works closely with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the training programs to ensure compliance and monitor policies.

Heather Russell Milici
Administrative Coordinator, HSO
Phone: 203.688.2259 / E-mail:
Heather oversees the House Staff Office, including all resident administrative issues (i.e. resident/clinical fellow appointments, payroll, benefits). Heather also administers the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) management and ECFMG TPL.

Deborah Lewis
Assistant to Dr. Fisher
Phone: 203.688.1449 / Fax: 203.688.5603

Karen Cameron GME Medicare Reimbursement Specialist, HSO
Phone: 203.688.2259 / E-mail:
Karen is responsible for Medicare reporting for all residents and clinical fellows throughout Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Cheryl Guliuzza
Assistant to the Resident Physicians Coordinator, HSO
Phone: 203.688.2259 / E-mail:
Cheryl assists with all House Staff issues, including verification training, completion of loan deferments and forbearances, and with pager issues and reimbursement paperwork.

Where to Find Us

GME Office

20 York St., Tompkins 236
New Haven, CT 06504

House Staff Office

20 York St., Tompkins 209
New Haven, CT 06504

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