A one-month elective is currently available for second and third year residents. Residents are free to design their own on-site or off-site electives. Electives are planned with a Yale faculty member, and residents must present their experiences to the other residents upon returning from an elective, so that all may benefit.
All electives must have a Yale faculty advisor and an elective site faculty advisor, and must be approved by the Residency Director after proposal submission and review. A special arrangement has be made with St John's Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas Hospital to offer an opportunity for residents to spend a funded elective in London.