Frank H. Netter MD School of MedicineTraining Sites and Locations
In years two and three, residents learn, work and live in two municipalities — Winsted, a small town of about 6,500 residents, and Torrington, a larger city of 34,000 residents. Residents complete the majority of their training at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, our primary teaching hospital, as well as the Winsted Clinic, our primary continuity care clinic. The vast majority of Northwest Connecticut is wooded, with scattered lakes, rivers and hills contributing to a quintessential New England charm.
This program stands out thanks to our strong commitment to the local community that we serve here in northwest Connecticut. Across all of our training sites, you'll partner with faculty who are committed to teaching and who act as excellent role models and mentors.
St. Vincent's Medical Center
The majority of training in the PGY-1 year takes place at St. Vincent's Medical Center. Founded in 1903, St. Vincent’s is a 473-bed community teaching and referral hospital with a Level II trauma center. Here, residents learn and train in inpatient medicine, emergency medicine, intensive care, obstetrics and behavioral health.
Most of PGY-2 and PGY-3 is spent at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, CT. Charlotte Hungerford is a 122-bed community hospital that serves as a regional healthcare resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County and Northwest Connecticut.
In addition to inpatient and emergency medicine training at the hospital, residents train in several associated subspecialty offices that are either on campus or nearby. Other trainees at the hospital include residents from the new Quinnipiac Rural Psychiatry Residency Program.
The Hartford HealthCare Health Center in Winsted, CT serves as the resident continuity clinic. This multispecialty building houses a primary care clinic across the hall from rotating subspecialists including OBGYN, neurology, vascular surgery, podiatry, general surgery and cardiology.
Elsewhere in the building, you'll find physical and occupational therapy, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, a freestanding emergency department, a blood draw center and imaging services including CT, ultrasound, mammography and X-ray.
In the Connecticut track, residents serve populations living in the same mill towns that prospered during the textile boom in the 19th century. The patients and the local communities are warm, welcoming and committed to educating the next generation of physicians.
Winsted, CT - 6,500
Torrington, CT - 34,000
Litchfield County - 181,000
201 people per square mile
Median Household Income
Winsted, CT - $49,000
Torrington, CT - $60,600
Occupations and Industries
Winsted, CT - 22%
Torrington, CT - 14%
Enjoying Life in Northwest Connecticut
The hills of Northwest Connecticut provide a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities during all four seasons. Litchfield County is home to many hiking spots including Bear Mountain — the tallest mountain in Connecticut — and Kent Falls, a must-see waterfall that drops 250’ over ¼ mile. All Connecticut state parks are free for residents.
Residents can cool off in the Farmington River — a popular kayaking, canoeing, tubing and fly fishing location that flows through several nearby towns — visit Highland Lake or take a ride on any of the several bike paths in the area. One of the most recognized is the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which runs from New Haven, CT to Northampton, MA.
The agricultural nature of the area makes fall an especially beautiful time of year. Surrounded by unparalleled foliage, residents can unwind and shop around at local fairs, pumpkin patches and apple orchards.
Should you ever tire of the beautiful outdoor scenery, unwind alongside your neighbors at any of the many breweries, wineries and restaurants across the region or visit any of the several museums in the area. Some favorites include Winsted’s own American Museum of Tort Law, the KidsPlay Children’s Museum in Torrington and the Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington. Other popular hotspots include Gilson Cafe and Cinema in Winsted, the Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted and the Warner Theater in Torrington.
When you want to get away, a short and scenic drive will open up even more opportunities for weekend fun. Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, the Mystic Seaport and Aquarium and major cities like Boston and New York are just a few hours away.