Educational Tracks

Clinician Educator Track

This track is designed to provide training for those who wish to pursue careers as clinician-educators. This track will provide individuals, based on their needs and interests, the tools and training to develop excellence in teaching and education (e.g., curriculum development), leadership and administration (e.g., participation and leadership on clinical committees, responsibility for performance improvement projects) based on their needs and interests. Trainees may also become experts in the use of simulation technology in medical education through fellowship level training at the YNHHS simulation center, SYNAPSE. The scholarly work product will be developed in conjunction with senior clinical educators within the Yale School of Medicine.

Clinician-Clinical Research Track

This track is designed to provide specialized training for those who wish to pursue careers as clinical investigators. In addition to clinical training within the pediatric intensive care unit, trainees will participate in a clinical research project and will develop the skills to design and perform patient-based research. Yale University School of Medicine provides trainees with many clinical research opportunities. The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) provides a central location for the training of clinical researchers.

All training in research will be under the direct supervision of a senior clinical investigator. Fellows will receive training in development of protocols for human investigation, writing of manuscripts, preparation of abstracts and grants, and presentation of abstracts and papers at conferences and national meetings. There are also opportunities for more advanced education in clinical epidemiology and research design through the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and the Investigative Medicine Program, both well established at Yale School of Medicine.

Clinician-Laboratory Research Track

This track is designed to provide focused training for those who wish to pursue careers as laboratory investigators. The collegial atmosphere that exists between the Department of Pediatrics and the clinical and basic science departments at Yale University School of Medicine provides trainees with a wide breadth of research opportunities in nationally and internationally renowned laboratories. Areas of basic science interest in these laboratories span all areas relevant to critical care medicine including cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, neuro-physiology, metabolism, and immunology, with experimental models ranging from genetic and cellular systems to human.

All training in research will be under the direct supervision of a senior basic science investigator. Fellows will receive training in development of experimental models for laboratory investigation, writing of manuscripts, preparation of abstracts and grants, and presentation of abstracts and papers at conferences and national meetings.