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, SYN:APSE. 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 in patient-oriented research. In addition to clinical training in the pediatric intensive care unit, trainees will participate in patient-oriented research projects and will develop the skills needed to design, conduct, and analyze clinical studies. Yale School of Medicine through the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation provides trainees with outstanding research opportunities, including the training and infrastructure to develop talented physicians into successful researchers.

All training in research will be under the direct supervision of a senior investigator. Fellows will receive training in biostatistics, preparation of abstracts, manuscripts and grants, and presentation at conferences and national meetings. There are also opportunities to obtain post-graduate degrees in patient oriented research through the Investigative Medicine Program at the 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.