Residency Training

Programs are available for residents in the combined Anatomic Pathology (AP)/Clinical Pathology (CP) Program, as well as for residents in either straight CP or straight AP.

An 18-month core curriculum in CP is offered to all residents to assure familiarity with all aspects of Laboratory Medicine. The core curriculum allows flexibility for subspecialization and tailoring the CP electives program to the individual interests of each resident.

Residents in the straight CP program, however, are required to complete a total of 36 months of training in Laboratory Medicine.

Research and clinical subspecialty opportunities are available to allow completion of the 3rd year of the CP track, as well as for residents in the AP/CP program who wish to pursue additional training in Laboratory Medicine. Research may be pursued not only within the Department, but also with mentors in basic science or clinical departments in the School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and Yale University.

While CP residents who are aiming for an academic research career are encouraged to apply for external support for research fellowships (such as K awards), salary is guaranteed for the full training period required for board eligibility in Clinical Pathology.

Education Goals

Our program is designed to provide residents with a good foundation of knowledge in all aspects of Clinical Pathology and an in-depth experience in one of the subspecialties that particularly interests them.

Apply to the Clinical Pathology Residency Program

Residents must have a Doctor of Medicine degree from an approved U.S. or Canadian medical school or must hold a currently valid ECFMG certificate if they are physicians with M.D. degrees from other medical schools.

All applications to the program must be made via the ERAS program administered by the NRMP. Applicants are encouraged to contact the program director (Dr. Henry Rinder) beforehand to discuss their career plans and to explore how Yale can help them accomplish their goals. You may contact the Clinical Pathology training director as follows:

Clinical Pathology Training Director
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
PO Box 208035
333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06520-8035
E-mail: CPResidency@yale.edu