Anatomic Pathology Only (AP) and Clinical Pathology Only (CP) Training Tracks
The AP-only and CP-only training tracks provides focused training in all of the sub-disciplines of anatomic or clinical pathology, respectively. Each of these 36 month programs is for residents who have more defined career objectives at the time of applying for residency training. These three year training programs afford residents a solid foundation in their respective discipline and an opportunity for in-depth subspecialty training and/or a significant research experience. Most commonly, AP-only and CP-only track residents go on to a career in academic pathology, typically at an academic medical center.
Residents on the AP-only or CP-only tracks who are on the diagnostic practice pathway have an emphasis on clinical science and teaching. This path often leads directly to a post-residency fellowship in such areas as Transfusion Medicine, Neuropathology, Dermatopathology, Medical Microbiology, Hematopathology, or Gastrointestinal Pathology. Other residents on the AP-only and CP-only tracks will pursue two or more years of research following their residency training. Many options exist on this physician-scientist pathway; fellowship experiences can be incorporated into training, and some residents have elected a physician-engineer track in which the research portion is oriented predominantly toward Biomedical Engineering in conjunction with the Yale Dept of Biomedical Engineering. Finally, for individuals without a PhD degree, there is the option of enrollment in the Yale Investigative Medicine Program in which one obtains research training (translational or basic) in the context of a rigorous PhD program.
Residents are encouraged to establish a mentored relationship with a Yale University investigator to oversee their ongoing career development. The philosophy of the Program is to provide all means necessary to assure resident success in becoming a physician-scientist or physician-scholar. To that end, research may be pursued within the Department of Laboratory Medicine or the Department of Pathology, but residents are encouraged to consider mentors in other basic science or clinical departments within the School of Medicine or any other School or department at Yale University. Salary is guaranteed for at least two years of mentored research following residency training (minimum of 5 years of salary support).