Thank you for your interest in postdoctoral training in Allergy & Clinical Immunology at the Yale University School of Medicine.
The program in graduate medical education in Allergy & Clinical Immunology at Yale gives great emphasis to the acquisition of clinical skills appropriate to care for patients in this specialty, the development of the ability to teach the specialty to future generations, and the attainment of laboratory skills necessary to conduct fundamental research. At the completion of the program, Yale fellows should be prepared to compete effectively for full time positions in academic medicine in which patient care, teaching and research are combined. The training period is three years. The fellows may take courses in the Medical School in basic immunology, and attend clinical and basic seminars weekly. They also can attend didactic teaching sessions in basic immunology courses designed for medical graduate students.
The first year of the program includes didactic courses on topics in Allergy and Clinical immunology, intense clinical teaching by attending staff in the field, and an introduction to the research programs that are underway at Yale. The second and third years are devoted principally to the development, articulation, execution, and writing of a research project in which they learn the tools of immunological research and the pitfalls in producing valid data. During this time they continue about one day per week in clinical activities and continue to attend conferences, with the remainder of their time devoted solely to their research efforts.