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 this specialty, the development of teaching ability, and the attainment of laboratory skills necessary to conduct principal investigator oriented research. With this triple aim, the goal, at the completion of the program, is that fellows will be fully prepared to compete effectively for full time positions in academic medicine in which patient care, teaching and research can be 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 courses given by the Clinical Scholars Program and basic immunology courses designed for medical graduate students.
The first year of the program includes the didactic courses as well as clinical teaching by attending staff to top off the clinical training of the residents in the subspecialty area of Allergy & Clinical Immunology and to introduce them to the research programs that are underway. 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. The remaining majority of their time is devoted solely to their research effort.