Welcome from the Chairman
As the chair of the Yale Department of Neurology, I encourage you to visit us and explore our department. The mission statement of our Neurology Residency Program is to train the leaders in the field of neurologic disease. While this may be the same goal of other residency programs you may be considering our program will be dedicated to the tailoring of training programs for the goals and aspirations of our residents.
The program will be based on three tracks besides the expectation of clinical excellence where a wide range of general and specialty neurology divisions with a diverse patient population will provide outstanding clinical training.
- Medical Science. Providing an environment for physician-scientists such that if you have an MD/PhD, Yale University will be open to you such that when you are done, you will be prepared to write an NIH grant and to transition to a faculty position. If you are not trained in science but are interested in a career as a physician scientist, Yale has a variety of options to provide you this postgraduate training, including a special PhD program for residents for you to explore.
- Clinical Research. We are dedicated to training the next cadre of clinical scientists well schooled in computational biology and clinical trial design. Residents can apply to the Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship program or develop individual programs with the Yale School of Public Health.
- Physician Educator. While natural skills as a communicator facilitate teaching, the art of medical education requires training in education with development of educational tools and processes. We have developed a Residency Teaching program to train the future neurologist in the clinical educator track.
The Yale Neurology Programs traditional excellence in research has been complemented by a major investment by Yale-New Haven Hospital in Clinical Neuroscience. This has allowed true excellence in medical science and education to be combined with a University Hospital serving an extremely large and diverse patient population.
New Haven is a vibrant college town with active theatres, museums, and music with lovely places to live either in an urban or rural environment.
I invite you to learn more about our excellent training program, and look forward to discussing options with you that are specific to your career goals.
David A. Hafler, MD
Gilbert H. Glaser Chair of Neurology